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John Macdonald GRANT

Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolWoodford Leigh and Lawrence Public Schools, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrical engineer
AddressCairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, P G Grant, c/- Manager, Queensland National Bank, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military service23rd Signal Company Army Engineers
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A10 Karroo on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death32

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: Robert Charles Grant, died 20 March 1919 from wounds, received at Pozieres, France, 23 July 1916.
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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