Regiment : 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 8033
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 28 on 16th June 1915
Buried : Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, Panel 34.
Birthplace : Born and resident Pershore, Worcestershire, enlisted Besford, Worcestershire
Relatives : Son of Charles and Cecilia Grinnell; husband of Rosina D. Steele (formerly Grinnell), of Ragley Park, Alcester, Warwickshire
Memorial : Pershore Abbey
Additional information on the memorial: Worcestershire Regiment
Native of Birmingham.
Private, Worcesters. Lived at Pensham. Brother of Lieutenant Grinnell. Killed 15th June 1915.
Additional information from Pershore Parish Records, Holy Cross, Film No 216/7, available at Worcestershire Archives.
A photograph of Private J. Grinnall can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 3rd July 1915, available at Worcestershire Archives.
Trudy Burge has created the WW1 Pershore website to commemorate the men from Pershore who served their country from 1914 to 1918: http://pershoreww1.webs.com/
John Grinnell has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial.