Claude Ewen GRANT


GRANT, Claude Ewen

Service Number: 5399
Enlisted: 2 February 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bulong, Western Australia, 1897
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: South Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in action, France, 6 May 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

2 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5399, 11th Infantry Battalion
17 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5399, 11th Infantry Battalion
17 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5399, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Son of John Grant, of Harper Terrace, Midland Junction, Western Australian, and the late Lillian Amelia May Grant. Born at Bulong, Western Australia, his mother passed away at Kalgoorlie in 1906 when Claude was only 9 years of age.

Claude enlisted at age 18 years 8 months 11th Battalion, died at only 19 years of age. His identity disc was sent home to his father during April 1918.

His two brothers, Leslie William Grant, died 29 April 1915, Gallipoli; Harold Isadore Grant, 44th Bn, killed in action 8 August 1918.