Private James Grant

Private James Wood Grant, 29th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. He was killed in action in France on 5th September 1918, aged 19, during the ” Advance to Victory ” He was the son of Robert and Isabella Grant of Maxton and is buried in La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouk, Nord, France. His Headstone is inscribed ” Greater Love Hath No Man Than This “. His brother Thomas also fell ( see above for details ). The M.G.C used the Vickers Ml1 water cooled gun and was used in both defensive and offensive roles. The photograph shows gunners taking a break.

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