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William Milner Grannell

Male 1919 - 1999


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  • Name  William Milner Grannell 
    Born  9 Nov 1919  Oakland, Alameda, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  15 Feb 1999  Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Cayucos-Morro Bay District Cemetery, Morro Bay, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I514  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  14 Oct 2013 

    Father  Charles Alden Grannell, Jr.,   b. 3 Dec 1876, Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1942, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Elizabeth Williams,   b. 3 Jan 1876, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1966, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Jan 1904  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F208  Group Sheet

    Family  Marjorie Sanjo 
    Last Modified  14 Oct 2013 
    Family ID  F200  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Nov 1919 - Oakland, Alameda, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Feb 1999 - Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    William Milner Grannell
    William Milner Grannell
    William Milner Grannell WWII Photo about 1943. He is on the left

    Documents
    William Milner Grannell Obituary
    William Milner Grannell Obituary
    William Milner Grannell Obituary

  • Notes 
    • William M. Grannell enlisted in the US Army for WW2 on May 29, 1942 at San Francisco, CA. He listed his residence as Alameda County, CA. Private Grannell was given the serial number 39841852. He was single, with three years of college. His pre-War occupation was listed as "Lab technicians and assistants".

      He seems to have been a regular soldier in Battery 'D' of the 455th AAA Bn. at Camp Stewart, Ga. Then, before the unit left Stewart for Ft. Benning, Ga., Grannell seems to have become an officer, probably due to his college experience. At Ft. Benning, Ga., he was shown as the Asst. Platoon Commander of 2nd Platoon of 'C' Btry.

      When the unit went to England in Sept. 1943, 2nd Lt. William Grannell appears with Battery 'C' of the 455th AAA Bn. at Watton, Norfolk, England. His name does not appear again after the unit left England for Normandy, France in July 1944, or afterwards in France, Germany and Austria. So it appears he had left the unit for unknown reasons.

      455th AAA HQ records show that he lived at "Box 152, Morro Bay, CA". during the War.

      Census records show that he was living at "PO Box 633, Morro Bay, CA". in later life.