Another old soldier has passed.
100 year old Gunner Robert Gordon Grant of Corner Brook has passed away after a short illness. Bob, as he was known, enlisted into the artillery from Corner Brook in May 1940. He saw action in North Africa and Italy with the 166th (Nfld) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. He proudly supported initiatives to remember and support veterans through Branch 13 of the Royal Canadian Legion. He often talked about his experiences through countless interviews helping preserve the legacy of his comrades in the 166th.
In 2017, Bob sat down for an interview with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Museum, here is small part of our interview about his experience at Monte Cassino, Italy.
Robert Grant with a 25-pounder gun, R Battery, “E” Troop, 166th
(Newfoundland) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, Italy, 1944.