• Lewis George Grant

Army / Flying Corps
  • 26th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 7th Brigade
  • Private

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  • 1914–1915 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Enlistment - WW1

    Claremont / Main Rd, Claremont TAS 7011, Australia

  • Birth

    St Marys, TAS, Australia

Stories and comments
    • AWM and NAA records by Gary Parsons researcher 26th Bn.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Monday, 9 September 2019

    Roll of Honour George Lewis Grant Service number 1093 Rank Private Unit 26th Australian Infantry Battalion Service Australian Imperial Force Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918 Conflict Eligibility Date First World War, 1914-1921 Date of Death 29 July 1916 Place of Death France Cause of Death Killed in action Age at Death 21 Place of Association St Marys, Tasmania, Australia Cemetery or Memorial Details Thiepval Anglo-French Cemetery, Thiepval, Picardie, France Source AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

    • AWM and NAA records by Gary Parsons researcher 26th Bn.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Monday, 9 September 2019

    (Red Cross - Pte Douglas Allan Hodgman 1104 26th Bn –Stated Sgt (then Pte) McKenna of 13th Plt 26th Bn – In Pozieres attack. Saw Grant in a shell hole and told me that he did not think he had any chance of living. K.I.A. 29/07/16 Pte John Donald Snoxall 1173 26th Bn - He was alongside me in a shell hole at about 12.15am on the 29th Inst. His foot was blown off and I was wounded and unable to carry him. He had not been bought into the field dressing station up until 7.00am at Pozieres. Sgt Ernest Andrew Mckenna 1816 26th Bn – He and I were wounded and in a shell hole together at Pozieres on 28th July. He was very badly wounded in the right thigh and could not be moved by stretcher. I collected some water bottles and left them with him. When I was carried back to our trenches, I showed the S/B’s where he was but do not know if he was found. I bandaged him as well as I could but the fracture was so bad the field dressing was not much good. He was left about 400 yards from out trenches and about 100 yards from the German trenches. We took the German trench about a week later. (N.A.A. – 29/07/17 M.I.A. now K.I.A. Remains of deceased were recovered in 1932 in exhumation works near Pozieres at 57d.R34.d.10.55. Re-interred. Sister Staff Nurse Ada Maude Grant A.A. Nursing Service. Attached to 1st A.A.H. England. RTA and discharged 20/08/19.

    • AWM and NAA records by Gary Parsons researcher 26th Bn.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Monday, 9 September 2019

    MO ENQUIRY FRANCE A.I.F 26. D.XIII GRANT. L.G.V? 28th. July 1916. He and I were wounded and in a shell hole together at Pozieres on 28th. July 1916. He was very badly wounded in the right thigh and could not be moved without a stretcher. I collected some water bottles and left them with him and when I was carried back to our trenches I showed the stretcher bearers where he was, but do not know if he was found. I bandaged him as well as I could, but the fracture was so bad the field-dressing was not much use; it was still bleeding. He was left 400 yeards from our trenches and about 100 yards from the German trenches. We took the German trench about a week later. Reference: E.A.McKenna, 1916., D XIII 2 A.D.B.D., Etaples. 23.9.16. HSO.

    • Headstone of Private Lewis George Grant, 26th Battalion Anglo–French Cemetery, Thiepval AWM and NAA records by Gary Parsons researcher 26th Bn.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Monday, 9 September 2019

    Headstone of Private Lewis George Grant, 26th Battalion (Queensland), Anglo–French Cemetery, Thiepval [DVA]

    Headstone of Private Lewis George Grant, 26th Battalion (Queensland), Anglo–French Cemetery, Thiepval [DVA]
    • The Men of "D" Company, 26th Battalion
    • Posted by jaydsydaus121, Friday, 11 June 2021

    Examiner (Launceston, Tas), Wednesday 20 September 1916, page 6 Mrs. M. E. Grant, of 25 Ann-street, has been advised by the Defence Department that her son, Private Lewis G. Grant, was missing since July 29. Private Grant enlisted in Launceston, and came from St. Marys. Daily Telegraph (Launceston, Tas), Friday 6 October 1916, page 5 TASMANIAN CASUALTIES PERSONAL NOTES About four weeks ago Mrs. Grant, of 25 Ann-street, Launceston, received word from the Defence Department that her son, Private L. G. Grant, was reported missing on July 29. Yesterday Mrs Grant received further particulars from the Information Bureau at Hobart in the following report by Private J. D. Snoxall: "He was alongside me in a shell hole about 12 a.m. on the 29th inst. His foot was blown off, and I was wounded myself and was unable to carry him. He had not been brought in so long as I was in the dressing station, i.e., about 7 a.m. I do not think it would have been possible to have brought him in by daylight." Daily Telegraph (Launceston, Tas), Friday 3 August 1917, page 7 PERSONAL NOTES Mrs M. E. Grant, of 25 Ann-street., received word from the Base Records Office that her son, Private L. G. Grant, had been killed in action. He was previously reported missing. The deceased, who enlisted about two years ago, was formerly employed as a conductor on the Launceston trams.