Name:- Grant, Hugh
Nationality:- United Kingdom
Age :- 18
Rank:- Able Seaman
Number:- Clyde Z/3495
Service:- Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Unit
Regiment / ship:- Hawke Bn. R.N. Div.
Date of death:- 04/02/1917
Cemetery / Memorial:- Thiepval,Somme, France
Area of cemetery / memorial :- Pier and Face 1A
Family information:- Son of Hugh Campbell Grant and Helen Milne, brother of David Grant and John Grant (sic.)
Enlisted 25/2/15 ; Draft for MEF 1/8/15, joined Hawke Bn. 20/8/15-8/9/15 sick, rejoined Hawke Bn. 3/11/15-4/2/17 DD.
4/8/17 Report received from Graves Registration, buried in Bois de Quesnoy ½ mile N. of Oisy-Le-Verger, 1 & ¾ miles E.N.E. of Ecourt St. Quentin [this report is believed to have been made in error] ; A Grocer ; b.29/4/1896 ; Next-of-Kin & home address: Aunt, Christina Stewart, 22 Mill St., Blairgowrie, Perthshire ; Possibly the brother of Clyde Z/3512 AB Higher Grade John Grant, Hawke Bn. KIA 4/2/17
Father Hugh Grant was living at Westfield Bothy, Alyth. He was 20, born in Blairgowrie, and a farm servant.
5, Smythe Street, Alyth, Perthshire
Helen Grant, head, 30, formerly Rougleman Luize (do not have access to original record, so cannot check), b. Airlie, Forfarshire
George Grant, son, 8, scholar, b. Lintrathean, Forfarshire
John Grant, son, 6, scholar, b. Alyth
Helen Grant, daughter, 5, scholar, b. Riley, Forfarshire
Hugh Grant, son, 2, b. Riley
Isabella Grant, daughter, 1, b. Alyth
Blairgowrie Advertiser 13th November 1915 page 6
Here there are four photographs of the four sons of the late Mr. Hugh Grant, and grandsons of Mrs. David Grant, Terminus Street, Blairgowrie, who are on active service, viz:-
Private David Grant, Royal Engineers (Transport), formally a ploughman at Merklands;
Private George Grant, 8the Black Watch, formally a ploughman at Middle Mause;
Private John Grant, Royal Naval Volunteer reserve, formally a ploughman at Mains of rattray;
Private Hugh Grant, Royal Naval Defence formally apprentice grocer with Messers. William Low & Co*., Allan Street, Blairgowrie.
All enlisted since the outbreak of the War.
This is the fourth Blairgowrie family with four brothers serving their King and Country.
* William Low & Co., was taken over by the supermarket giant, Tesco, in the 1990s.
Hugh and John are also mentioned on Alyth Memorial. Here their ranks are given as H.B. (Hugh), and H.G.A.B. (John).
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