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Lt. Angus Grant, RFC


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It wouldn't appear that he was commissioned as an officer, e.g. see the following record:

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=C12403123

However, if you had more info on his pre-RFC service it might help with turning up a reference in a memoir or squadron history. See the various Canadian matches:

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/list.aspx?k=Surname%3a%22grant%22+AND+GivenName%3a%22angus%22

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Thank you for your reply. His name is typed on a Canadian tailor's label inside an M1914 maternity tunic with single pips sewn to the shoulder straps. Sorry to be slow thick on the subject, but why does the link below indicate he was not an officer? Cheers, Bill

It wouldn't appear that he was commissioned as an officer, e.g. see the following record:

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=C12403123

However, if you had more info on his pre-RFC service it might help with turning up a reference in a memoir or squadron history. See the various Canadian matches:

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/list.aspx?k=Surname%3a%22grant%22+AND+GivenName%3a%22angus%22

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The RAF service record for Angus Grant is in the AIR 79 (other ranks--not commissioned officers) file at the National Archives, Kew. Were he an officer, his record would

be in the AIR 76 file at the NA. You can download the AIR 79 file from the NA, for a small fee, using the link Airshipped provided. There are no medal rolls cards for

an Angus Grant with Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force service. One card may be worth a second look: Temp 2nd Lt. A. Grant, General List (NA file reference

WO 372/24/25030)--the lack of a forename is regrettable, but General List is compatible with an RAF posting, and the temporary rank may be consistent with the

AIR 79 service record. The RAF Muster Roll for April, 1918 lists the following other ranks named "A. Grant":

service #: date posted to RAF (or RFC:

33714 June 1916

94130 Sept. 1914

98480 Oct. 1917

136538 not shown

138932 not shown

235093 Feb. 1918

The Canadian records for the Canadian Expeditionary Force only have two listings; one, for "Angus Henry Grant," service # 73057, gives no information at all;

the other is for "Angus Grant," # 469835, who enlisted in the 14th Battalion, CEF, at Sussex, New Brunswick on 3 Sept. 1915. Grant was a steelworker from

Nova Scotia; he was born 13 Sept. 1876, at Pictou, Nova Scotia. The Canadian census records list two Angus Grants in Nova Scotia: Angus John Grant,

born at Pictou in 1879 (the census bifrthdates are variable) and listed, in 1881, as "Angus John Grant," and in 1901, as "Angus Grant," in both instances

his residences was Pictou, N.S. The other possibility is Angus Chisholm Grant (1893-1987), who was a resident of Antogonish, N.S. according to the

Canada Census of 1901 and 1911--but there is no CEF record for him. The AIR 79 service record should provide some clarification for your research.

Regards,

Trelawney

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Thank you for your help.....as always I'm amazed by the helpfulness and knowledge of Forum members. Cheers, Bill

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Contrary to what Trelawney says, you cannot yet download an AIR79 file. AIR76 can be downloaded for a small fee, but this of course is of no assistance regarding your query.

Errol

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