Portrait of Brigadier General William Grant CMG DSO and Bar who commanded the Australian 4th Light Horse Brigade 1917-1919 and the Anzac Mounted Division (temporarily) in 1918. Grant was a surveyor ...
ID numberH00020
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Print silver gelatin
MakerAnglo-Swiss Photo Studio
Place madeEgypt: Cairo
Date madec 1917
DescriptionPortrait of Brigadier General William Grant CMG DSO and Bar who commanded the Australian 4th Light Horse Brigade 1917-1919 and the Anzac Mounted Division (temporarily) in 1918. Grant was a surveyor and pastoralist from the Darling Downs in Queensland. He had joined the 11th Light Horse Regiment in the early 1900's and was commanding officer when the Regiment went to Palestine in the First World War. In October 1917, Grant led the Regiment in the successful charge at Beersheba.