Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
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William George Grant
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 365482
- Rank: Sergeant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
- Unit/Ship: 285th Siege Battery
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 35
- Date of Death: 28.03.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 10
- Date of Birth: 24.09.1883
- Place of Birth: Monifieth
- Address: 16 Westfield Rd, Broughty Ferry
- Occupation: Engraver & Designer, 5 Reform St, Dundee
Margaret Grant (nee Watt) Fernhall Cottage, Ferry Rd, Dundee
William Grant, Fernhall Cottage, Ferry Rd, Dundee
Agnes Mary Grant, b. 1880, Jessie Watt Grant, b. 1881, Margaret Watt Grant, b.1886, Alice Jane Grant, b. 1888, James Grant, b. 1889, Robert Bruce Grant, b. 1891, Annie Isabella Grant, b. 1892, Lillian Frances Grant, b. 1894, Christina Bruce Grant, b. 1896, & John Alexander Grant.
Elizabeth Margaret Dye, Point Claire, Quebec, Canada
William John Grant, Jane Margaret Grant, James Alexander Grant & Ralph Munro Grant
More about William George Grant
William has no known grave but is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial. He was a former pupil of Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry and is remembered on the schools war memorial.
Before the war William was a Territorial soldier with the Royal Garrison Artillery, based at Broughty Castle and were charged with the Tay defences.
The William and his family initially resided at at Elmbank Lodge, them Park Place, East King St, before moving to 16 Westfield Rd, Broughty Ferry.
Tragically William’s sister Margaret’s first husband was also killed on the same day as he did, receiving notification of both deaths at the same time.
His brother Robert also served during the Great War, being wounded twice but survived the conflict. Following Williams death, his widow and children emigrated to Canada.
Additional information and images very kindly supplied by William’s great-nephew, Grant Moir.
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