Grantley Scull

Memorial: Kingswood - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 15884

Parents: Samuel and Matilda Scull

Home address: Hanham Road, Kingswood, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Coal Miner

Date of birth: 1886

Place of birth: St. George, Bristol

Date of death: 10/07/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Age: 31

Further information:

Grantley was born in St. George, Bristol, the son of a shoemaker and a middle child of four with a sister and two brothers. At the age of 15 he began work as a boot maker in Kingswood but by the age of 25 he had moved up to Yorkshire, was boarding with the Prichard family and working as a miner.

Grantley enlisted in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in 1914 and was mobilised to France that same August, where his battalion engaged in various actions on the Western Front. Grantley was wounded and awarded wound stripes in October 1915 and again in August 1916. He was killed in action during the British Flanders Offensive (7th June - 10th November 1917) which was fought in the Ypres Salient (West-Flanders) and culminated in the Battle of Passchendaele.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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