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James Augustus Grant

James Augustus Grant Biography

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ABOUT
Scottish soldier who took part in an expedition to Africa to chart the Nile River.
BEFORE FAME
As a soldier, he saw action in India during the Sikh Wars.

FAMILY LIFE
He grew up in Nairn, Scotland.
ASSOCIATED WITH
It was John Hanning Speke, Grant's comrade-in-arms from the Sikh Wars, who invited him on his second African expedition.
TRIVIA
He was awarded a gold medal by the Royal Geographical Society for his contributions to African geography.

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