REMEMBERED WITH HONOUR
SADDLER WILLIAM GEORGE TREVETT GRINTER
service No: 860599, 3rd Dorset Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.
Attached to 38th Division Signal Coy, Royal Engineers.
Died Age 42 on 12th July 1918.
COMMEMORATED AT THE KARACHI 1914-1918 WAR MEMORIAL
William George Trevett Grinter was born in Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorsetin 1876. In the 1881 Census he resided with his father George Grinter born
1850 and his mother Ann Maria Grinter born in 1853 in Whitchurch Canonicorum.
In June 1901 William married Annie Eliza Quirter and moved in to his parents home. However, later that year William and Annie moved to Main Street,
Chideock. In the 1901 Census William’s occupation is ‘Millers Carter’ and his wife Annie is a ‘Laundress’. They had three daughters – May (1899-1972) Gladys (1903) and Ivy Edith (1905-2002). In the 1911 Census William’s occupation is: Saddler/Journeyman. In 1911 they were still living in Chideock.
William was killed in action and is commemorated on the Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial. This memorial pays tribute to 568 men who served in garrison and died inPakistan (formerlyIndia) in World War 1. They lie buried in civilian and cantonment cemeteries which could no longer be maintained. William is also commemorated on The Chideock War Memorial.