Name:-   Grant, William Smith

Nationality:-    Canadian

Age :-   29

Rank:-   Private

Number:-  75599


Service:-   Army

Regiment / ship:-  29th Bn., British Columbia Regiment

Date of death:-   6th November 1917

Cemetery / Memorial:-    Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium

Area of cemetery / memorial :- I. D. 9

Family information:-  Son of Peter and Jane Smith Grant

Extra information:-

1901 census

Easter Logie, Clunie, Perthshire

Peter Grant, head, 40, gardener domestic, b. Monzievaird, Perthshire

Johann Grant, wife, 42, b. Haddington

William Grant, son, 13, scholar, b. Blairgowrie, Perthshire

Johanne Grant, daughter, 10, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

Margaret Grant, daughter, 7, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

Alexander Grant, son, 5, b. Clunie

Peter Grant, son, 3, b. Clunie

Elizabeth Grant, 1, b. Clunie

The original attestation papers are available from the Library and Archives Canada, and can be found at

Confermations & Inventories 1918

Grant, William Smith, Ryefield Cottage, Rosemount, Blairgowrie, Pte., 29th Battalion Overseas Military Forces of Canada, was killed in action, 6 November 1917, in Belgium, testate.  Confirmation granted at Perth 21 August, to Joan Smith or Grant, wife of Peter Alexander Grant, Gardener, Ryefield Cottage aforesaid.  Executrix nominated in Will or Deed, dated 4 October 1915, and recorded in the Court Books of Commissariot of Perth, 30 July 1918.  Value of Estate 138 9s. 5d.

(2006 value using average earning is 22,981.47p)

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