THE 1914 COPPER & BRASS BUGLE OF LT. COL. A. GRANT, 5TH BATTALION GORDON HIGHLANDERS (D.S.O. WINNING COMMANDING OFFICER)
WWI regimental bugle engraved: 'Lt.-Col. A. Grant, 5th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, 1914' by Potter & Co. of Aldershot, adorned with regimental thistle cords; replacements for the originals.
Arthur Grant was born on 14 Sep 1879, the eldest son of Sir Arthur Henry Grant, 9th Baronet of Monymusk and Mary Sholto-Douglas. Grant first served with the 12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers during the Boer War, taking part in the Relief of Kimberley and action at Magersfontein, awarded the D.S.O on 26 June 1902. In May 1904 he was Gazetted a Captain and, prior to the outbreak of WWI, on 17 April 1912 Captain Arthur Grant became a Lieutenant Colonel of the 5th Battalion (Buchan and Formartin) Gordon Highlanders. On May 1915 he accompanied the Battalion to France, commanded the 1st/5th Battalion.
On the morning of 18 June 1915 at Festubert, Grant was wounded by a shell whilst returning from the support trenches to Battalion Headquarters. The wound to his arm was severe enough to result in him being invalided home. A letter was written to Grant at the Duchess of Westminster's Hospital of Le Touquet by Brigader General D. Campbell dated 18 July 1915, which made mention of his battalion replacement. By October 1915, Grant was recuperating back in Britain and went on to serve with the Prisoner of War Department as commander of a prisoner of war camp at Brocton in Staffordshire in 1916.
In March 1917 Grant succeeded his father to the baronetcy and in September of that year he was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Aberdeen.
Sir Arthur Grant died on 21st June 1931.