GRANT William

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Trooper William Grant was the son of Herbert and Annie Grant, of Brooke Farm, Exton and was born on 4 January 1894. He worked as a butcher before enlisting in January 1916. Going out to France in the following November, he took part in the Vimy Ridge and Cambrai battles of 1917, and in the Second Battle of the Somme in the early part of 1918. George Phillips wrote in Rutland and the Great War that he died from shell shock at Noyon, and he was buried at Diges-le-Pont, near Noyon. It is probable his grave was destroyed because the Commonwealth War Graves Commission says he has no known grave and so is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial, Panel 6. He is also remembered in Exton Church and on the Exton and Whitwell war memorials. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has his age as 23.

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  • Exton Church
  • Exton Internal Memorial
  • Exton Garden of Remembrance RR4
  • Exton Garden of Remembrance RR1
  • Pozieres Memorial 1
  • Pozieres Memorial 3
  • Panel 6 Grant
  • William Grant

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Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.
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