Military Cross G.V.R, British War Medal, Victory Medal, (2.Lieut. J. Grant.) Memorial Plaque. 2nd. Lieut. James Grant, (James Grant.) Cameron Highlanders/4th Bn. Sherwood Foresters/8th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment. EF
James Grant attested on the 12th December 1915 to the Cameron Highlanders, age 32 years, having previously served in the Cameron Territorial. He was mobilised on the 1st March 1917, shortly afterwards gaining a commission in the 4th battalion, The Sherwood Forrester’s. Crossing to France he was attached to the 8th battalion, The Royal Berkshire Regiment. L.G. 1.2 1919, he won the M.C.
He showed exceptional gallantry in carrying out reconnaissance in difficult country and often under machine gun fire near Sailly Saillitel on 4th September 1918 he personally led the attack with great determination against a strong enemy post, overcoming all opposition and killing the occupants (River side wood near Tortille) He was K.I.A. at Richemont Brook on 23rd October 1918 when commanding a company by fire from a machine gun post.
An exceptional M.C. plaque group to a gallant man. M.C., pair and plaque his only entitlement.
Sold with original War Office copy of the citation, boxes of issue for medals and plaque and an original portrait photograph. 2nd Lieutenant.