GRANT George Thomas

 
ORIGINAL AVENUE OF HONOUR NAME PLATE C.1929
Service number 2187

On the 10thJune 1902 George married Isabella Sarah Priest at Albert Park, Victoria.

South Bourke and Mornington Journal (9thNovember 1916)

“Berwick.

Enlisted Mr George Grant, who goes into camp next week. George has considerable experiences at soldiering, but being married with a large family has deterred him from being there long ago, he says so many are hanging back, that he cannot resist “The call of the Empire” any longer.”

On the 14thMarch 1918 George was suffering with severe jaundice and he was hospitalised.

Returned to Australia on the 8thApril 1919. Discharged on the 30thJune 1919.

Before and after the war George was an orchardist at Beaconsfield Upper.

Died in April 1951 at Woodend, Victoria.

Cremated on the 11thApril 1951 at Springvale Botanical Cemetery.

Name GRANT,George Thomas
Service Number 2187
Rank Private
Roll 13 Light Horse Regiment 8-23 Reinforcements (May 1916-February 1918)
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 17th January 1917
City Melbourne
Ship RMS Omrah
Age 29 years
Birth Place 1887, Hawthorn, Victoria
Father Thomas Henry Grant, Beaconsfield, Victoria
Mother Louise (Ludlow) Grant
Religion Presbyterian
Occupation Orchardist
Residence Berwick, Victoria
Enlisted 14thNovember 1916
Height 5 feet, 9 ½ inches
Complexion Fair; Eyes- Hazel; Hair- Fair