Name:-   Grubb, John

Nationality:-    UK

Age :-   38

Rank:-   Colour Serjeant

Number:-  4518


Service:-   Army

Regiment / ship:-  "C" Coy., 4th Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers

Date of death:-   22nd August 1914

Cemetery / Memorial:-    Rattray Parish Churchyard

Area of cemetery / memorial :-    North-east corner

Family information:-    Husband of Jane Grubb, 63 William Street, BlairgowrieCWGC = 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:-

1891 Census

Balmoral Road, Craig Mill, Rattray, Perthshire

John Grubb, head, 51, flax dresser, b. Leith, Edinburgh

Nancy Grubb, daughter, 16, flax spinner, b. Rattray

John Grubb, son, 14, flax mill worker, b. Rattray

nothing in either the Scottish or English 1901 census.  As John was a Colour Sergeant, is it possible that he was serving in the army in 1901, and might have been serving abroad?


Rattray Churchyard

A Military History of Perthshire 1899 - 1902

Here there is mention of the above, under Royal Scots Fusiliers...

"Enlisted 1894.  Served in Campaign on North-West Frontier of India (with Tirah Expeditionary Force), 1897 - 8 (medal with clasps "Punjaub Frontier, 1897 - 8," and "Tirah, 1897 - 8).  Still serving."


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