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William George Grass

Surname: Grass
Other names: William George
Other people in this story:
George Grass
Susan Grass
Elizabeth Ann Grass née King
Locations in this story:
Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
India & North West Frontier
Mandalay, Burma
Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Tonbridge, Kent

William George Grass was born at Tollard Royal, Wiltshire in 1872, the son of George Grass and Susan Grass. He had served with the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment between 1887 and 1909, being posted to India, the North West Frontier and Mandalay. He re-enlisted with the 85th Provisional Battalion (Territorial Force) of the Regiment on 2nd July 1915 as a Private (Service No. 3653). He was discharged on 10th March 1916, being 'no longer physically fit'. There are no medal records. He had married Elizabeth Ann King, but there is no record of children. The last known address was 3 Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset. William died in 1946 in the Tonbridge, Kent, Registration District.

Source: Based on earlier research by Ken Baxter.


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