Grant, John Russell
Regiment: 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders
Biography: Son of James F. Grant, gardener; born Lonmay, 21 August 1894 ; educated Lonmay Public School ; served an apprenticeship to Law with Provost Finlayson, solicitor, Fraserburgh ; attended Law classes at Aberdeen University 1913-15, and was second prizeman; served in the offices of Messrs. Fraser & Duguid and Messrs. Davidson & Garden, advocates, Aberdeen. He enlisted in the 4th Gordon Highlanders, November 1915, and was trained at Ripon, where he also took the course of training for the Signal Service. Grant went to France in June 1916 and joined the 2nd Battalion of the Gordons. He was wounded at Beaumont, November 1916, and invalided home. On his convalescence he joined the 3rd Battalion at Aberdeen and returned to France, 6 October 1917. He was killed in action at Gheluvelt, Belgium, 26 October 1917.
Date of Death: 26 October 1917
Burial Details: Name recorded on Tyne Cot Memorial, Passchendaele, Panel 136, Column 1.
Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.
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