Memorabilia of Herbert Grant, Canadian Expeditionary Force, 5th Field Ambulance Force, C Section

Title in English
Memorabilia of Herbert Grant, Canadian Expeditionary Force, 5th Field Ambulance Force, C Section

Description
My great granduncle, Herbert Grant, was born in Charlemont Mall, Dublin, Ireland in 1895. He went to Canada in 1911. He seems to have gone to Michigan and then back to Canada where he joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was in the 5th Field Ambulance Force, "C" Section. He fought and died at the Somme. No body was recovered but his hat was found. He was a stretcher bearer and went into the field. Five men died and the person on the stretcher survived. One of the letters is from Harold Hill to Alice Grant, Herbert's sister. We assume that Harold also died. There is a family story that Alice's fiancé died. She never married and kept all the memorabilia. There are no photographs of him.

Summary description of items
Letter from Herbert to his mother, 1915; Letter from Henrietta Riley from Michigan to Herbert's mother describing him; Letter from Harold "Harry" Lee to Alice Grant (Herbert's sister) from training camp in Ballina; Bundle of witness statements regarding Herbert's death; Letter from Lt. Col. G.D. Farmer, 1916 to Miss J.W. Grant regarding Herbert's death; Letter stating that Herbert died in action and sympathy card; Letter to Alice Grant from somebody in Herbert's Battalion describing his death and sympathy card; Herbert's hat.

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ID
4453
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Number of items
27
Person
Herbert Grant
Origin date
1911 – April 3, 1917
Language
English
Keyword
Training
Front
Western Front
Location
Somme, France
Contributor
Rebecca Grant
License
http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Collection day
LI05
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    Postcard to Alice Grant from Herbert Grant



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    Postcard to Alice Grant from Herbert Grant

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    Postcard to Alice Grant from Herbert Grant



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    Witness Statement from Lewis Taylor



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    Witness Statement from Lewis Taylor

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    Witness Statement from Staff Sergeant L.A. Gane.



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    Witness Statement from Staff Sergeant L.A. Gane.

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    Witness Statement from Private W.M. Alder



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    Witness Statement from Private W.M. Alder

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    Letter from Harold Lee to Alice Grant

    Luddan Camp, Buncrana

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    Letter from Harold Lee to Alice Grant

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    Letter from Harold Lee to Alice Grant

    Luddan Camp, Buncrana

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    Letter from Harold Lee to Alice Grant

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    Letter from Harold Lee to Alice Grant

    Luddan Camp, Buncrana

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    Letter from Harold Lee to Alice Grant

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    Memorabilia of Herbert Grant, Canadian Expeditionary Force, 5th Field Ambulance Force, C Section

    Somme, France

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