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Name: William Howard Grant Rank: Private Regiment/Service: Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, R.C.I.C. Service No: F/64768 Date of Birth: March 6, 1918 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Date of Enlistment: May 12, 1942 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 24 Height: 5 feet, 5 inches Weight: 173 lbs Complexion: Medium Eyes: Blue Hair: Dark Brown Trade: Blacksmith Marital Status: Married Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Doris Pauline Grant [Wife] Yarmouth North, NS Date of Death: April 13, 1945 Age at Death: 27 Cemetery: Holten Canadian War Cemetery (Overijssel, Netherlands) Grave Reference: V. E. 10. The 44th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 519 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on November 3 Private William Grant was the son of Edward Blake Grant and Mary Regina Grant and the husband of Doris Pauline Grant, of Yarmouth North, Nova Scotia. He was the father of two children, Lois Ann and William Kenneth. He served in Canada between May 12, 1942 and December 18, 1944, in England between December 19, 1944 and February 12, 1945 and in Europe from February 13, 1945 until he was killed in action while serving in Holland The name of William's nephew, Freeman Hector Grant appears directly before his on the Yarmouth War Memorial. He had been killed twenty-eight months earlier in Italy during the campaign to liberate Ortona. He rests at the Moro River Canadian War Cemetery. Harold Archibald Kenney also served with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry and died April 13, 1945. He is also buried at Holten Canadian War Cemetery. Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada photos: Jeff Hardick (grandson)
William Howard Grant