Charles Grant

Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1/4th Btn.  

Rank & Number:     
Lance Corporal, 7344 & 34874  

Not Known  

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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.     

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    

Private George 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.


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