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Sergeant W. S. Grant, 1st V.B. Gordon Highlanders 7 months 2 weeks ago #67854

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Considerable excitement has been caused in a district of Aberdeen by the report that one of the sergeants of the 1st Volunteer Service Company of the Gordon Highlanders, recently returned from the front, had eloped with a girl of 19 years, leaving a wife and family behind. The jilted wife, who is determined to run her erring husband to earth, if she can, makes no secret of the fact. Sergeant W. S. Grant was a draper, but early in life he enlisted in the Highland Light Infantry. His parents bought him off, but shortly afterwards the wayward youth rejoined the army. He completed his short service term, and having again found employment as a draper in Aberdeen, he joined the 1st Volunteer Battalion Gordon Highlanders. When Volunteers were invited for the front he was one of the first to offer his services, and though he was a married man he was accepted, the regulation as to only single men being eligible having evidently been relaxed. From his experience in the army he was reckoned a useful member of the Service Company, with which he left Aberdeen about 16 months ago for the front. He engaged in some stiff fighting with the First Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders, but was invalided home in July last. As it was ultimately seen that he was not likely to be fit for further service, he got his discharge, and once more found employment as a draper in Aberdeen - this time with a firm in St Paul Street. One of the assistants in the establishment was a prepossessing lady of 19 summers, a sister of one of the principals, and it would appear that the Gay Gordon, presumably by his accounts of "hairbreadth 'scapes i' the imminent, deadly breach," had won the damsel's heart. At all events the sergeant and the lady disappeared on Wednesday last, and on the following day Mrs Grant received a letter from her husband, dated Edinburgh, in which he said he had left her for ever, and asked forgiveness. Mrs Grant, however, does not intend to allow the matter to drop. She has given the police all particulars and is prepared to give what assistance she can in recovering the fugitive Gordon, who left her and her family in the lurch.

The Lennox Herald, Saturday 8th June 1901

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