Sunday 14 June 2009

Private Robert Carlton Grant

Born on 9 March 1891 in Staffordville, Ontario - son of Alexander Grant, Woodstock, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student, single, no current military service, previously served with the 1st Hussars (two years), Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 9.75 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on 16 March 1915 (number 411065) - transferred to the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry as a lieutenant on 16 July 1915 - killed in action on 2 June 1916 - name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 10), Belgium.

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