Grant R. Powers
M, #2846, b. 13 September 1898
|Father||Ransom S. Powers b. 7 May 1839, d. 6 Jan 1918|
|Mother||Edith Wells b. 9 Nov 1855|
Grant R. Powers was born on Tuesday, 13 September 1898 at York Co., Ontario, Canada. He appeared on the census of 6 April 1901 in the household of Ransom S. Powers at Scarborough Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada. He was listed as: Powers, Grant R, male, white, son, single, born 13 Sep 1898 in Ontario, age 2, of English origin, Canadian, Methodist, able to speak English. He began military service on 20 September 1914 at Valcartier, Québec, Canada, when he signed his attestation papers, becoming regimental #27786 with the 15'th OS Batallion. He stated he was born in Scarborough, listed his mother Edith Powers of Agincourt as his next of kin, was born September 13, 1885, was a druggist and chemist, single. He was deemed fit to serve and described as follows: 5' 8" tall, olive complexion, brown eyes, medium fair hair, Methodist. For distinctive marks, he had a vaccination mark on his left arm. He continued military service on 20 October 1917 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, when he re-enlisted with the Military Police. He stated his address as General Delivery, Toronto, listed his mother Mrs. Edith Powers of Unionville as his next of kin, born 13 September 1899 in Agincourt, ledger keeper, single, had previously served 2 1/2 years with the 15'th Btn. He was deemed fit and described as follows: 5', 8 3/4" tall, scar on forehead over left eye. He was listed as the informant on the death registration of Ransom S. Powers. He continued military service on 16 May 1918 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, when he again re-enlisted for duty with the G.M.P., Special Service Co. His address was 99 Mutual Street, Toronto, listed his mother Edith Powers of Unionville as his next of kin, born Sept. 13, 1896 in Scarboro, ledger keeper, single, previously served 2 1/2 years with the 15'th OS Bn as a private. He was deemed fit and described as follows: 5', 9 3/4" tall, medium complexion, brown hair and eyes. He had a scar on his left elbow. His hearing was O.K., Nose and throat O.K., Each eye D 20, wax both ears, enlarged left turbinate, enlarged tonsils.