|Place of birth||Ballarat, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Emma Grainger, 'Gaffery', 14 Ascot Street, Ballarat, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||58th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/75/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Staff Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||58th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 2 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 November 1916; marched in to 15th Training Bn, 16 November 1916.
Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital, 19 November 1916 (mumps); discharged from hospital, 2 December 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 30 December 1916; marched in to 5th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 31 December 1916.
Found guilty, 1 February 1917, of (1) breaking out of camp; (2) trespassing on cultivated lands: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Taken on strength, 58th Bn, in the field, 7 February 1917.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 20 June 1917; promoted Corporal, 24 August 1917; promoted Sergeant, 4 October 1917.
On leave to United Kingdom, 15 January 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, from leave, 5 February 1918.
Detached to United Kingdom for duty with Training Bn, 30 July 1918; marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 3 August 1918.
Promoted Temporary Company Quartermaster Sergeant, Tidworth, 2 October 1918.
Promoted ER Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant, 13 March 1919.
Granted 14 days' leave from 3 September 1919, to report to No 2 Group on expiration of leave.
Coomenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HT 'Devon', 8 October 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 November 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 12 January 1920.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||78|
|Place of burial||Burwood Cemetery, Victoria|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GRAINGER John Madden|