Grant, John Gildroy

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John Grant was born in Hawera, 1889 and was part of the 1st NZEF which left Wellington, June 1914. On September 1 1918, while at Bancourt, in France, he was awarded the Victoria Cross. At the end of the war, he returned to New Zealand where he lived until his death in November 1970.
The collection consists of copies of photographs, newspaper clippings and papers of John Grant's military experiences, his VC and other awards.
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1. J.G.Grant with Matron Dalton and Sister Far at the Masonic Village. P.2.4655

2. J.G. Grant (VC) with his sister Ruby Mathews sightseeing in London 19 June 1956. P.2.4656

3. Lt H. Laurent, Captain Andrew's and Lt J.G. Grant at Captain Andrew's wedding 17 Januray 1924. P.4.137

4. Photo of newspaper article. Group portrait of First and Second WW Victoria Cross winners gathered for a State reception in 1945. Includes signatures.

5. Photo of the photo which accompanied the newspaper article - They Survived the Great War. undated. unknown source.

6. Photo of clipping titled War Years giving biographical information on JG Grant. Presumed to the Hawera Fire Brigade 1882-1982. (Also a photocopy)

7. Photo of J.G. Grant's portrait which appeared in the newspaper article Taranaki Regiment reunion, Easter 1981: Hero who proudly wore the mountain badge. The Sunday Express: April 12, 1981.


8. V.C's dinner at Cafe Royal, at Regent Street, London. undated. 3 photocopies

9. Taranaki Regiment reunion, Easter 1981: Hero who proudly wore the mountain badge. The Sunday Express, April 12, 1981.

10. RSA honours, J G Grant, VC Newspaper clipping. Review, June 1989, p.13

11. Newspaper clipping, untitled, brief article and photo of Rev Keith Elliott VC and RSA member John McLeod at the Victoria Cross Corner, Dunedin RSA. Club, undated and unknown source.

12. Letter to the Editor. Tribute re John Gildroy Grant and Sam Forsyth VC. Written by B. E. F. S. Collins of Dannevirke, Nov 27. undated, unknown source.

13. Mr George Grant. Cyclopedia of New Zealand, Vol 6. Photocopy of typescript extract (1908)

14. Special Divisional Routine Order awarding Sergeant John Gildroy Grant the Victoria Cross. (photocopy)

15. Bravery broke nerve of Germans. Article from an unidentified magazine or extract from a publication, includes a photograph of GJ Grant taken aged 79 while attending a reunion in London. Photocopy.

16. New Zealand Honours and Awards - The Victoria Cross. GRANT John Gildroy.

17. The Victoria Cross and George Cross Association. Letter to Mr GG Grant from Mrs D Granhame re JG Grant's VC. 28th August 1997.

18. Sergeant John Gildroy Grant. extract of account of Deed for the Victoria Cross, London Gazette 27 Nov 1918. (photocopy)

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