Thomas Watt GRANT

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GRANT, Thomas Watt

Service Number: 1143
Enlisted: 28 September 1914, Enlisted at Morphettville, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Dundee, Scotland, 1887
Home Town: Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Wallaceton Public School, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland
Occupation: Sailor
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 15 May 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Plot 11, Row A, Grave 26 Chaplain J.C. McPhee officiated
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

28 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1143, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Morphettville, SA
27 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 1143, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
27 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 1143, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 23 years

Son of John and Agnes Grant of Dundee, Scotland. Next of kin given as his brother Alexander Grant of Alyth, Scotland

Beneficiary in his will was his brother James S.H. Grant of the South African Railways, Johannesburg.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Enlisted: Morphettville, Australia.

His parents lived at 13 Albert St, Dundee.

Siblings:

Alexander Grant of Alyth, & 2nd brother (name unknown)

Dundee paid a high price for her war efforts. By the armistice, over 4,000 men and several women had made the ultimate sacrifice. Their names are recorded in the city’s Roll of Honour.

 

DUNDEE COLONIAL KILLED AT DARDANELLES. MEMBER OF AUSTRALIAN CONTINGENT. Dundee has a large representation in the Colonial contingents who are fighting on behalf of the Motherland, and intimation has just come to hand of the death in action at the Dardanelles of another local lad who answered the call to arms in Australia. The deceased is Pte. Thomas Watt Grant, son of the late Mr John Grant, 13 Albert Street. The War Office notification states Private Grant was killed on the 15th May. He was 27 years of age. When a youth he was for a time employed in a Dundee shipping office, and later he made several voyages at sea. About four years ago he emigrated to Australia. When war broke out he enlisted in the Australian contingent, and went to the Dardanelles as a member of the 10th Australian Imperial Force Battalion. A brother of deceased resides in Albert Street, while another brother is in business in Alyth. The late Private Grant will still be remembered in the east end of the city. The Courier, Tuesday, 13 July 1915

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