Frank Gardiner Grant

Jun 22, 1893

Born in Leith, Scotland


Apr 20, 1912

Embarked the SS Cassandra in Glasgow


On embarking he listed his occupation as Seaman


Apr 30, 1912

Disembarked in Saint John, New Brunswick and proceeded to Bowmanville, Ontario


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59384 (temporary number 758)

Ø  Next of kin given as James Grant, father, Bowmanville, Ontario

o   A pay assignment was made to his mother living in Scotland

Ø  Previous occupation given as Chauffer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø  Posted to “G” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “D” Company

The 21st Battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area through the winter of 1914-15.


Jan 13, 1915

Admitted to the Kingston Military Hospital with a diagnosis that reads Influenza


Jan 15, 1915

Discharged to duty from hospital


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Aug 24, 1915

Admitted to the Moore Barracks Canadian Military Hospital in Shorncliffe with a diagnosis that reads Hemorrhoids


Aug 29, 1915

Transferred to the Shorncliffe Military Hospital


Sep 2, 1915

Posted to the Depot Company while in hospital


Sep 8, 1915

Transferred to the VAD (Volunteer Aid Detachment) at the Convent des Oiseaux at Westgate on Sea to continue his recovery


Sep 25, 1915

Transferred to the 39th Reserve Battalion for pay purposes while in hospital care


Nov 25, 1915

Discharged from hospital and transferred to the CAMC (Canadian Army Medical Corps) to be employed as a Chauffer for the ADMS (Assistant Director Medical Services)


Jan 1, 1916

Taken On Strength the Assistant Director Medical Services SS (Special Services?) with pay as Motor Driver


Feb 23, 1916

Transferred to the King’s Canadian Red Cross Hospital in Bushey Park for duty


Jun 20, 1916

Transferred to the Canadian Army Medical Corps Training School in Dibgate


Aug 8, 1916

Attached to the Queen’s Canadian Military Hospital in Beachborough Park for duty


Aug 14, 1916

Ceased to be attached at Beachborough Park


Aug 17, 1916

Appointed to the rank of Acting Corporal


Sep 10, 1916

Reverted to the rank of Private and transferred to the Canadian Army Service Corps Training Depot in Shorncliffe


Sep 24, 1916

Transferred to the Canadian Army Service Corps Pool


Sep 25, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France


Sep 27, 1916

After leaving the base depot, he joined the 1st Base Mechanical Transport Depot


Oct 6, 1916

Transferred to the 3rd Division CASP (Canadian Ammunition Sub Park) in Rubempré, France


Feb 14, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Mar 2, 1917

Rejoined the ammunition sub park from leave


May 16, 1917

Admitted to the No. 1 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads PUO (Pyrexia of Unknown Origin), a fever without a known cause.  More often referred to as Trench Fever


May 19, 1917

Discharged to duty from the field ambulance


Jan 7, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Jan 23, 1918

Rejoined from leave


Apr 14, 1918

The 3rd Canadian Ammunition Sub Park was reorganized and renamed the 3rd Division Mechanical Transport Company and moved to Verdrel, France


Apr 27, 1918

Admitted to the No. 11 Canadian Field Ambulance with a diagnosis that reads Pyrexia of Unknown Origin


May 1, 1918

Transferred to the No. 42 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


May 4, 1918

Transferred via the No. 11 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 18 USA General Hospital in Camiers, France and the diagnosis was changed to read Trench Fever


May 8, 1918

Discharged from hospital and transferred to the Canadian Army Service Corps Pool


May 14, 1918

Posted to the 3rd Division Mechanical Transport Company in Verdrel, France


May 24, 1918

Forfeited 21 day’s pay for “Posting a letter in the French Civil Post contrary to the Censorship Orders para 20 and disclosing his location in a letter written by him contrary to Censorship Order para 10.


Oct 8, 1918

Transferred to the CASC (Canadian Army Service Corps) Pool and posted to the 7th Canadian Infantry Brigade Headquarters to be Ford Car Driver


Dec 20, 1918

Granted 14 days leave to England


Jan 9, 1919

Rejoined brigade headquarters from leave


Feb 1, 1919

Granted 8 days leave


Feb 2, 1919

Transferred to the General Depot in Witley while on leave


Apr 10, 1919

Admitted to the Canadian No. 12 General Hospital in Bramshott with a Contusion in Right Leg

The previous day he had been knocked down by a man on a bicycle while walking in town.  His right knee became sore and swollen


Apr 20, 1919

Transferred to the Canadian Corps Camp Headquarters in Bramshott while in hospital


May 3, 1919

Discharged to duty from hospital


Jun 28, 1919

Embarked the SS Mauritania in Southampton



Jul 3, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Toronto, Ontario


Jul 6, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Toronto, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Acting Sergeant

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 223094

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge c/o Andrew Sharp, Burketon Junction Post Office, Ontario

Following his discharge, the British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at Queen St., Bowmanville, Ontario


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