GRANT George

4175 L/Cpl George GRANT 2nd Batt York and Lancaster Regiment

George GRANT was born in Sheffield on the 17th September 1876.

George cannot be found in the census record until 1911 when he is living at Tanshelf Cum Carleton in the West Riding of Yorkshire where his address appears to have been 2 Armstrong Terrace, Wakefield Road, Pontefract.

However we do see that he married Elizabeth Annie HALLIDAY at Dover on the 22nd March 1903.

George, Elizabeth and children

Several children were born as follows

Ellen Elizabeth GRANT – 1904

James Edward GRANT – 1906

Frank William GRANT – 1908 – No photo

George Richard GRANT – 1910

Joseph Thomas GRANT – 1912

Walter GRANT – 1918

George attested for military service at Sheffield on the 14th February 1895 and joined the 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. He was shown to be a Carter and lived at Capel Street, Sheffield.


He was sent to India on the 21st February 1897 where he remained until 22nd December 1902.

In October 1913 he was awarded the Long Service Good Conduct medal.

Long Service Good Conduct Medal

He would enter France on the 27th October 1914 and serve right through the war until discharged on the 12th February 1919 to an address of 12 East Street, Park, Sheffield.

It would appear that after the war George started up a business in haulage and removals based at Driffield Street, Sheffield.

He died at Bradford on the 1st October 1959.