Joseph Andrew GRANTER 1875-1948
Joseph Andrew GRANTER was born on the 16 January 1875 at Warnambool the eigth child and youngest son of twelve children born to Joseph GRANTER 1832-1879 and Ann HOLLY 1844-1916.
When Joseph joind the Australian Imperial Forces on the 12 May 1915 he was forty years and four months of age an Importer by profession and had attended the Melbourne University.
Joseph had married Edith Macrae in 1899 and had three sons
Eric Macrae 1900-1965 Joseph Kenneth 1902-1971 and Alan David 1904.
and whilst Joseph was fighting for his country Edith and the boys were living in East Malvern a suburb of Melbourne.
Joseph embarked as a private with the 24 Infantry Battalion - 13 to 18 Reinforcements on the 1 August 1916 on the vessel HMAT Miltiades. On 26 June 1917 he was seconded for duty with the 1st Anzac Corps School and on 17 July 1917 he rejoined the 24th Battalion and was promoted to a lieutenant on 5 September 1917.Joseph came through the war unscathed apart from a severe bout of tonsilitis in February 1918. He returned to Australia on 23 September 1919.
Joseph's son Eric Macrae GRANTER also joined the AIF on the 14 June 1918.
Joseph Andrew GRANTER died at Randwick, New South Wales in 1948.