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John Gildroy Grant
Birth: Aug. 26, 1889
Death: Nov. 25, 1970

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Hawera, New Zealand, he served as a Sergeant with the 1st Battalion, Wellington Regiment, British Army. In actions at Bancourt, France, on September 1, 1918, Sergeant was in charge of a platoon forming part of the leading attack. On reaching the crest it was found that a line of five German machine gun posts were holding the advance. Sergeant Grant, followed closely by a comrade, rushed forward ahead of his platoon, entered the centre post, taking the garrison and enabling the men of his platoon to mop up the position. In the same manner he then rushed the remaining four posts quickly removed them and cleared the way for his company. For most conspicuous bravery, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on November 26, 1918 and later achieved the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He died at age 81 in Auckland, New Zealand. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Golders Cemetery
Glen Eden
City of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Plot: Waikumete Cemetery Soldiers Burial M; Row 9; Plot 95
 
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Record added: Dec 25, 2002
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