CHARLES GRANT is named in the Fairlie Roll of Honour of enlisted men printed in the
Largs & Millport Weekly News on 21 Nov 1914 and in the Ardrossan and
Saltcoats Herald Roll of Honour in Dec 1914 – he is recorded as Charles Grant,
Southannan, Fairlie; Lance Corporal, RSF.
He isn’t in Fairlie in the 1911 Census, but the
1914-15 Valuation Rolls show him as a Footman at Southannan House.
SERVICE DETAILS His medal index card shows he first entered theatre of war on 6 Jun
1915, Balkans. The Largs and Millport
Weekly News reported on 23rd Oct 1915 that he’d been wounded, and on
11 Dec 1915 that he’d been invalided from Gallipoli suffering dysentery. He was disembodied on 19 Feb 19. He received the 1914-15 Star and the British
War and Victory medals.
Extracts from the Largs & Millport Weekly News:-
14 November 1914
Hunter was home on furlough this week and is full of enthusiasm for the army,
and especially for his regiment, the Royal Scots Fusiliers. One of the lads who left the village with
him, Charlie Grant, has been promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal.
23 October 1915
We hear that Corporal Charles Grant, Royal Scots Fusiliers, belonging to
Fairlie, has been wounded in the fighting in Gallipoli.
11 December 1915 Private Charles Grant, 5th RSF, who was invalided some time ago from
Gallipoli suffering from dysentery, is home on furlough this week. Having made a perfect recovery, he expects to
be back at the front again at an early date.