Edward Clement Grant was born in Hubli in 1896. He too worked for the South Indian Railways and was employed as a “Railway Engine Driver”. He was given a posting in South Africa for a duration of 2-3 years, under the “Covenant Drivers Agreement”.
We understand from Rev. Grant that this was a contract given to British employees working in the South Indian Railways. This was due to the huge increase of British railway employees and this contract made it possible to depute many such employees to South Africa.