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John William Grant


Grant, John William, Lacombe, Alberta, originally from Pelham Twp., Welland Co., Ontario. Occupation: school teacher. Military Service: Private, Reg. No. 475402, 4th University Co., PPCLI, Attestation Papers. Possible Diary Reference: “We, [H. A. or J.W.] Grant (wounded) and I were just starting on a nice cherry tree when Fritz opened up with shrapnel,” 3:25 Jun ’16. According to Hodder-Williams Pte. J. A. Grant joined the PPCLI in the field on 19 March 1916. He was wounded on 15 September and struck off strength 9 October 1916. He subsequently became a lieutenant in the R.A.F.