Signaller Charles Grant

Signaller Charles Grant “C” Battery, 51st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He was killed in action in Belgium, aged 20, on the 29th April 1918 during the German Spring offensive on the River Lys. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of Elizabeth and the late Thomas Grant of Stanley Street, Galashiels and Montgomery Street, Edinburgh. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Flanders, Belgium. The R.F.A. used the 18 pounder field gun using both high explosive and shrapnel shells. ( His brother John also fell during the War – see above).

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