Chaplain-Major William Grant

Wellington Mounted Rifles

Grant, a Presbyterian Minister from Gisborne, was one of 13 chaplains who left for Gallipoli. As well as offering spiritual support, he distributed water and rations, comforted the wounded, and performed funerals. He was well-known among the soldiers, and much admired.


Image: Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19150916-38-20 Quotes: Letter from Chaplain-Major Grant to Reverend W.Shirer, Wellington, 27 June 1915. J. Bryant Haigh's Men of Faith and Courage, Auckland, 1983. F.M. Twisleton, Letters from the front: World War I, Gisborne, Dick Twisleton, 2009. 'Town Edition', Poverty Bay Herald, 15 September 1915, on Papers Past.

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