GRANT, Robert McPherson
(Service number 4/989)

First Rank Sapper Last Rank


Date 4 March 1894 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 63 Somerfield Street, Spreydon, Christchurch
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs A. WEAKLEY (sister), 63 Somerfield Street, Spreydon, Christchurch
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 6th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship New Zealand Field Engineers
Date 14 August 1915
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With NZ Field Artillery

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards Military Medal

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Retired Sergeant Major; Secretary Manager


Date 3 July 1976 Age 82 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 1E, Plot 295
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Robert McPherson Grant was the son of Jeannie McPherson Grant. He was possibly broght up by his grandparents (John and Janet/Jessie(?) Grant. His next-of-kin was Agnes Weakley née Grant, probably a sister of Jeannie. Robert was educated at Pleasant Point School, where he gained his Certificate of Proficiency in 1908. Robert married Violet Ellen Graham in 1919. He served in World War II also.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 November 2019]; NZBDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [04 November 2019]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [08 November 2019]; Ruru Cemetery burial record (Christchurch City Council) [08 November 2019]; Temuka Leader, 24 December 1908 (Papers Past) [03 November 2019]

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Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG

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