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George Henry Grass

Surname: Grass
Other names: George Henry
Other people in this story:
Robert Grass
Naomi Grass (nee Reynolds)
Elizabeth Selina Grass
Locations in this story:
Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
India & North West Frontier
Mandalay, Burma
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Tisbury, Wiltshire

George Henry Grass was born at Tollard Royal, Wiltshire in 1866 and baptised there on 8 May 1866, the son of Robert Grass and Naomi Grass (nee Reynolds). His mother had died in 1875. He had served with the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 1740) between 2 Feb 1887 and his discharge after 12 years service on 1 Feb 1899, having served in the North West Frontier of India and Mandalay, Burma. His father died in 1908. George re-enlisted on 2nd July 1915 serving with the 1st Battalion, then the 4th Battalion and finally the 85th Provisional Battalion (Territorial Force) of the Wiltshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 3653). He served in the UK only and was discharged on 10th March 1916, being 'no longer physically fit'. There are no medal records. His sister, Elizabeth Selina Grass, had become his next-of-kin for military purposes - she lived at 19 High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset. William died during 1925 in the Tisbury, Wiltshire, Registration District.

Source: Based on earlier research by Ken Baxter.


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