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David Grant

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    David AWMM
  • Surname
    Grant AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/409 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 November 1873 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Stafford Street, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Ann W. Grant (wife), Le Cren Street, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/409 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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    • David Grant was the son of the late Archibald and Louisa Grant, of Elizabeth St., Timaru, New Zealand; husband of Ann W. Grant, of 23 Le Cren St., Timaru.

      Killed between 25/04/1915 and 29/04/1915 AWMM
    • GRANT, David (Maj)
      Canterbury Infantry Battalion; 2 South Canterbury Coy; Serial no. 6/409
      Died of wounds Sun Apr 25 1915, age 41
      DOW 25.4.15 (also seen 25-29.4.15) during the Battle of the Landing, on Baby 700, aged 41 yrs; After the landing Grant led his men along the beach and up Malone’s Gully, approaching Baby 700. They encountered shrapnel and snipers along the way. By 3pm they had climbed about 500 ft and joined Australians coming under machine-gun fire from the crest. Soon after Grant gave an order to attack and leading his men rushed the Turkish trench. Grant was hit several times from machine-gun fire and fell seriously wounded. The Turks’ counter-attack forced the New Zealanders back to the Nek between Baby 700 and Walker’s Ridge, leaving Grant behind. Possibly the Turks bayoneted Grant or he died by subsequent fire. Grant died alongside 6/467 L-Sgt WA Hamilton. During the armistice on 24.5.15 the 2 bodies were found with Hamilton’s waterproof sheet placed over Grant’s face; Born Geraldine, Canterbury; Commission in Duntroon Rifles -1908; M; Butcher and businessman, of Grant & Seaton, meat salesmen, of Stafford Street, Timaru, Canterbury; NOK W: Ann Watt Grant (nee Liddell), 23 Le Cren St, Timaru (3 children); Son of Archibald (deceased) and Louisa Grant, Elizabeth St, Timaru, Canterbury; In 1965 on the 50th anniversary of the landings, Grant’s grand-daughter, Rosalind Webb, wanted to visit Grant’s grave. A short distance from Anzac the car in which she was a passenger was struck by a truck driven by a Turk, killing her and a travelling companion; Walker’s Ridge Cem. (10) Public - Marion - Researcher - 29 December 2017 - the 2779 men who lost their lives
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About death

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  • Death
    25 April 1915 AWMM
    Age 41 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Walker's Ridge Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM Special Memorial 10. AWMM
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
06 July 2022ElizabethTIMARUResearcher
05 November 2021Ian Banks Taumarunui New ZealandResearcher
07 May 2018AllanRotoruaResearcher
29 December 2017MarionBrisbane AustraliaResearcher
10 May 2015StephenChristchurchResearcher

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