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12217 L/CPL William Henry Grant
12217 L/CPL William Henry Grant born in 1876 in Colombo, Ceylon, India, fathers name James Grant, stepmothers name Sarah Jane Grant, he had 5 brotherís, 1 sister and a half sister, occupation Collier worker, he was 5 foot 4 inches, weight 132lbs, eyes grey, hair brown, he was unmarried. Residence unknown.
William had been in the Army before WW1 started, he first enlisted at the age of 14 years in the Cheshire Regiment, the 1891 census had him registered as a boy soldier, there is no date as to when he was discharged.
William enlisted on the 21/10/1914 in
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Williamís brother John Arthur Grant of