John Emanuel Grant

Date of birth: 1892
Place of birth: Southampton
Regiment: Inniskilling Dragoons
Battalion: 6th
Rank / Service No: Private, D/4632
Died: 18th October 1917, aged 26 years
Buried: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq (Plot XVI, Row E, Grave 4)


John was the youngest of 3 siblings born to George Charles and Caroline Grant (nee Pearce), who married in Southampton in 1893.


All 3 children appear to have been born out of wedlock.

Caroline Miles had married George Henry Pearce in Southampton in 1873, and the couple had 4 children. It has not been possible to determine what happened to George Henry.


George Charles, Caroline and family lived at 215 Commercial Street, Bitterne in the early 1900’s.


George Charles was born in Eling in 1846 and he died in Southampton in 1905.

Caroline was born in Southampton in 1851; she married Henry William Gurd in 1908 and then Frank Wilkins in 1923 !!


She passed away in Southampton in 1934.


Half siblings

George William Henry   b. 1873 Southampton   d. ??

James Edward   b. 1875 Southampton   d. 1944 Southampton   Married Elizabeth Threadingham in Southampton in 1899 (6 children).

Florence Sarah   b. 1885 Southampton   d. 1914 Southampton   Married Edward James Pettman in Southampton in 1906.

Charles George   b. 1887 Southampton   d. ??



Charles Percival   b. 1889 Southampton   d. 1941 Winchester   Married Violet Wilkins in Southampton in 1910.

Mary Emily KATE   b. 1890 Southampton   d. 1944 Southampton   Married Lewis Walter O’Callaghan in Southampton in 1909.

John Emanuel



The 6th Inniskilling Dragoons were part of the 13th (Western) Division that fought in Gallipoli, finally evacuating from West Beach on 9 January 1916.


After a refit in Egypt, the division was sent to Mesopotamia (Iraq) in an attempt to relieve the siege at Kut.


John probably succumbed during heavy fighting at Jabal Hamrin.




Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 4th August 2016


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