Brigadier General William Grant

Ranks Held Brigadier General, Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel, Temporary Brigadier General
Birth Date 30 September 1870
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Stawell
Death Date 25 May 1939
Death Place Australia: Queensland, Gold Coast, Southport
Final Rank Brigadier General
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
Places
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1917-01-01
Published in London Gazette in 1918-01-12
Published in London Gazette in 1919-04-15
Published in London Gazette in 1918-01-18
Published in London Gazette in 1916-12-01
Published in London Gazette in 1920-06-11
Published in London Gazette in 1919-06-03
Published in London Gazette in 1919-06-05
Published in London Gazette in 1918-04-25
Published in London Gazette in 1918-11-09
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-07-23
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-06-29
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-10-06
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-10-06
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-03-14
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-04-19
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1920-09-02
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-05-23
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-05-23
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-09-24

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    4th Australian Light Horse Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Light Horse
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    01 December 1916 on page 11807 at position 61
    Commonwealth Gazette
    19 April 1917 on page 926 at position 69
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    11th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    11th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    11th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Australian Imperial Force
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    03 June 1919 on page 6922 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    06 October 1919 on page 1462 at position 3
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    11th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    11th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    11 June 1920 on page 6451 at position 6
    Commonwealth Gazette
    02 September 1920 on page 1144 at position 16
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    4th Australian Light Horse Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    05 June 1919 on page 7189 at position 11
    Commonwealth Gazette
    06 October 1919 on page 1466 at position 10

Timeline

Date of birth 30 September 1870
Dates studied 1893 Graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering.
Date commissioned 01 January 1901 Commissioned as a lieutenant in the Queensland Mounted Infantry.
Other units 1910 Commander of the 14th Light Horse.
Date promoted 18 December 1911 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.
Date of embarkation 02 June 1915
Other units 29 August 1915 Took over command of the 9th Light Horse Regiment, when Lieutenant Colonel Reynell was killed.
Other units 02 December 1915 Sent for duty at the Rest Camp.
Other units 22 February 1916 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 of recommendation honour or award 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 19 June 1917
Date promoted 13 August 1917 Promoted to temporary brigadier general.
Other units 13 August 1917 Commander of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade.
Date promoted 13 September 1917 Promoted to colonel and temporary brigadier general.
Other units 13 September 1917 Took over command of the 4th Light Horse Brigade.
Date of recommendation honour or award 16 September 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 05 October 1917
Date of honour or award 31 October 1917 Awarded the bar to the Distinguished Service Order by General SIr Edmund Allenby for his part in the charge on Beersheba the previous day.
Date of recommendation honour or award 01 November 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 03 November 1917
Other units 1917-12-15 - 1918-01-02 Acting Commander of the Australian mounted Division.
Date of recommendation honour or award 14 June 1918
Other units 1918-11-08 - 1918-12-24 Commander of the Australian mounted Division.
Date of recommendation honour or award 23 December 1918
Date of honour or award 1919 Made a Companion of St Michael and St George (CMG) for his services.
Date of embarkation 29 April 1919 Embarked for Australia.
Other units 1920 - 1925 Commanded the 1st Cavalry brigade.
Other 1928 Retired from the Army.
Date of death 25 May 1939