The North Novie of the Week is Pte. William A. Grant of Upper Cape, NB!
Pte. Grant was born on September 18th, 1924, and grew up in rural New Brunswick as one of 10 children. During the Second World War, many of his siblings enlisted. Although he was only 15 at the time, Pte. Grant felt compelled to fight and was able to lie about his age and join up in 1939. In 1941, Pte. Grant sailed to England as one of the ‘original’ North Nova Scotia Highlanders.
Pte. Grant landed on Juno Beach on D-Day and served in the surrounding French villages and towns. He was discharged in November of 1945, possibly because of injuries he sustained from stepping on a landmine. Although he had difficulties with his hands and arms after the war as a result of his injuries, Pte. Grant went on to live a fulfilling life in Moncton, NB.
We thank Pte. Grant for his service!