Brigadier General William Grant, CMG, DSO (Bar), MID

Date of birth1870-09-30 Pleasant Creek (Stawell), Victoria 
Dates studied  1893  Graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering. 
Date commissioned  1901-01-01  Commissioned as a lieutenant in the Queensland Mounted Infantry. 
Other units  1910  Commander of the 14th Light Horse. 
Date promoted  1911-12-18  Promoted from major to lieutenant colonel. 
Date and unit at appointment (Officers)  1915-02-11 - 1917-08-13  Joined the AIF and took command of the 11th Light Horse Regiment. 
Other units  1915-08-29  Took over command of the 9th Light Horse Regiment, when Lieutenant Colonel Reynell was killed. 
Other units  1915-12-02  Sent for duty at the Rest Camp. 
Other units  1916-02-22  Took command of the 11th LIght Horse Regiment when it reformed in Egypt. 
Date of honour or award  1916-12  Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for his part in the Sinai campaign. 
Date promoted  1917-08-13  Promoted to temporary brigadier general. 
Other units  1917-08-13  Commander of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade. 
Date promoted  1917-09-13  Promoted to colonel and temporary brigadier general. 
Other units  1917-09-13  Took over command of the 4th Light Horse Brigade. 
Date of honour or award  1917-10-31  Awarded the bar to the Distinguished Service Order by General SIr Edmund Allenby for his part in the charge on Beersheba the previous day. 
Other units  1917-12-15 - 1918-01-02  Acting Commander of the Australian mounted Division. 
Other units  1918-11-08 - 1918-12-24  Commander of the Australian mounted Division. 
Date of honour or award  1919  Made a Companion of St Michael and St George (CMG) for his services. 
Date of embarkation  1919-04-29  Embarked for Australia. 
Other units  1920 - 1925  Commanded the 1st Cavalry brigade. 
Other  1928  Retired from the Army. 
Date of death1939-05-25 Southport, Queensland