Att 6 Wilts
Granger had been the Assistant Scout master and then lived in Swindon where
he worked for the GWR. He had enlisted into the 4th Wilts and went to
India with them before being commissioned as Second Lt in November 1915.
He was wounded in action on the 18 Sept 1917 whilst on the Menin Road and
died 3 days later.
Mr T Granger of 40 Parklane, a railway porter has 3 sons, a brother and
8 nephews on military service in one branch or another. Two of his sons
are in the Army and one is in the Navy.
Wilts Times 19 December 1914
Lt WT Granger Wilts Regt killed in action 18 Sept 1917. Parklane
Chippenham. Aged 24
Wilts Times 29 September 1917
A memorial service was held at St Paulís Church on Sunday evening for
Lt WT Granger who was a member of the choir and who was recently killed in
action. The Rev H Crossland conducted and preached to a large congregation
from the words Man giveth up the ghost and where is he? The hymns sung
were My God, My Father while I stray, Christ will gather in His own, O
Paradise and Onward Christian Soldiers. At the close, the congregation
stood whilst the organist, Mr G Freeth, played the dead march from Saul.
Wilts Times 13 October 1917
In loving memory of our dear son Will, Lt Wiltshire Regiment, who died
in France of wounds received at Menin Road September 20th 1917 aged 24
Inserted by his sorrowing parents Mr and Mrs Granger, 40 Parklane,
Wilts Times 21 September 1918
In proud and loving memory of William Thomas (Will) Granger, Lt, 1/4
Wiltshire Regiment (attached 6th) who died of wounds in France received at
Menin Road September 20th 1917 aged 24 years
Always remembered by his Mother, Dad, Sisters and Brothers
40 Parklane, Chippenham
Wilts Times 20 September 1919