George Grant


Mar 15, 1888

Born in Reading, England to William J. and Jane (nee Hawkins) Grant


Nov 5, 1909

Embarked the SS Corsican in Liverpool


Nov 13, 1909

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec and proceeded to London, Ontario


Aug 3, 1914

Married to Verna Victoria Mulligan in London, Ontario



The wedding party above and below with the best man, James Hurst (standing)


Sep 8, 1915

Attested into the 70th Battalion CEF in London, Ontario 

Ø      Number 123169

Ø      Next of kin given as Rena Victoria Grant, wife, 735 Princess Ave., London, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist

Ø      Assigned to “C” Company


Dec 16, 1915

Appointed to the provisional rank of Lance Corporal


Feb 1, 1916

Appointed to the provisional rank of Lance Sergeant


Apr 24, 1916

Embarked the SS Lapland in Halifax, Nova Scotia


May 5, 1916

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and proceeded to Shorncliffe 

Appointed to the provisional rank of Sergeant


Jul 10, 1916

Transferred to the 39th Battalion at Shorncliffe




Sep 10, 1916

Reverted to the rank of Private in order to proceed to the front and was transferred to the 21st Battalion


Sep 11, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France as part of a draft of 48 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Oct 4, 1916

After leaving the CBD, he joined the 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion in Albert


Oct 6, 1916

After leaving the entrenching battalion he joined the 21st Battalion in billets in Bouzencourt, France


Jan 17, 1917

Private Grant was killed during a large trench raid on the German lines at Calonne.  The raiding party was made up of over 800 men from the 18th, 21st and 27th Battalions.  He was subsequently buried in the Maroc British Cemetery, south of Vermelles, France

Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his widow, Mrs. Verna U. Green (she had remarried), c/o Mr. Badgley, RR# 2, Florence, Ontario

A second Memorial Cross was sent to his mother, Mrs. Jane Grant, 476 Booth St., Ottawa, Ontario


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