Thomas Grant

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 29 October 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Glasgow
  • Service no: Clyde Z/1561
  • Rank: Able Seaman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • Unit/Ship: Benbow Battalion, R.N. Div
  • Place of Death: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Age at Death: 24
  • Date of Death: 05.06.1915
  • Burial Country: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Cemetery: Redoubt Cemetery, Helles
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Sp. Mem. A.61.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 16.09.1891
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 155 Lochee Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Fitter
  • Mother:

    Ann Grant, 2771 Pasqual St, Guyborg, Montreal, Canada

  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    Mrs Annie Kerr, 11 Huntingdon Pl, Springburn Rd, Glasgow

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Thomas Grant

Thomas Grant   CZ/1561   Benbow Bn   R.N.D.

Born March 16th 1891, the brother of Mrs. Annie Kerr, of 93 Springburn Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, & resided with his sister at the time of his enlistment. He was unmarried and in civil life he was employed as a fitter.

R.N.D. Data Base

Thomas Grant was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs James Grant, Khordah Mills, Calcutta, late of 155 Lochee Road, Dundee. He volunteered to join the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve on 29 October 1914 in Glasgow where he had been working as a Fitter. His address on joining was 93 Springburn Road, Glasgow, the home of his sister, Mrs Kerr. He signed up for service in the Royal Naval Division. After initial Naval Training at the Crystal Palace in South London he was sent to Blandford Camp in Dorset for advanced military training. In March 1915 he was drafted to the Benbow Battalion which was being trained at Blandford and which sailed for Gallipoli in May. The Benbow landed in late May and were held in reserve during the Third Battle of Krithia on 4 June 1915. The Allied attack failed and casualties were very high in the RND. Thomas Grant was killed in action on 6 June and his body buried near the Brown House by the Reverend Bevill Close RN. After the war he was reburied in an unidentified grave in Redoubt Cemetery, Cape Helles, Gallipoli.

Iain Stewart and Iain Birnie

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.

Further information supplied by Iain Stewart and Iain Birnie

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