Name:-   Grant, John

Nationality:-    UK

Age :-   22

Rank:-   Able Seaman Higher Grade

Number:-  Clyde Z/3512

Medal:-

Service:-   Navy

Regiment / ship:-  Hawke Bn., R.N. Div., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Date of death:-   Sunday 4th February 1917

Cemetery / Memorial:-    Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Area of cemetery / memorial :-    Pier and Face 1A.

Family information:-    Brother of David Grant, Courthills Farm, Blairgowrie.  Also brother of Hugh Grant whom he died alongside (sic.)CWGC = AB ; Rated AB Higher Grade 6/1/17 vice KX/207 H. Horner ; A Ploughman ; b.17/7/1894 ; Next-of-Kin & home address: Grandmother, Isabella Grant, 4 Terminus St., Blairgowrie, Perthshire ; Possibly the brother of Clyde Z/3495 AB Hugh Grant, Hawke KIA 4/2/17.

Extra information:-

Enlisted 2/3/15 ; Draft for MEF 1/8/15, joined Hawke Bn. 20/8/15-2/10/15 Debility, rejoined Hawke Bn. 25/10/15-5/12/15 Pyrexia Unknown Origin, rejoined Hawke Bn. 7/2/16-22/10/16 Catarrh, rejoined Hawke Bn. 31/10/16-5/11/16 Catarrh, rejoined Hawke Bn. 25/11/16-4/2/17 DD.

CWGC = AB ; Rated AB Higher Grade 6/1/17 vice KX/207 H. Horner ; A Ploughman ; b.17/7/1894 ; Next-of-Kin & home address: Grandmother, Isabella Grant, 4 Terminus St., Blairgowrie, Perthshire ; Possibly the brother of Clyde Z/3495 AB Hugh Grant, Hawke KIA 4/2/17.

 

1891 census

Father Hugh Grant was living at Westfield Bothy, Alyth.  He was 20, born in Blairgowrie, and a farm servant.

1901 census

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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