Fred Campbell Grant Service Number 458091 Private Canadian Light Infantry, 60th Battalion
Fred was born on 15 December 1893 in Belfast of parents Alexander and Priscilla Grant of
9 Ardenlee Parade, Belfast. According to the 1911 census they had 4 children but only 3 were living at home namely Fredrick, Florrie and Mary. Mr. Grant was recorded as an engine fitter from Scotland.
The McQuiston church magazine of July 1916 records that Fred was a member of the 19th BB and Helping Hand Bible Class. It was said that wherever he was found there was mirth and joyousness. (For further details please see below)
Fred immigrated to Canada at the age of 17 years soon after his brother had settled in that country.
Fred enlisted on 15 July 1915 in Montreal, Canada as part of the Canadian Over-seas expeditionary Force. By that time he was married to Molly and had a child. They lived at 2007 Chabot Street, Montreal. He was by trade a machinist.
Fred was killed in action on 4 June 1916 in the trenches at Maple Copse and is remembered at Ypres (Menin Gate), Belgium.
Fred’s name is included on the Presbyterian Roll of Honour.