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Reginald Edwin GRANT

Regimental number4940
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressKulmura
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinC Grant, Kulmura
Enlistment date22 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Privates [2783 P.J.] KING, [2733 S.] SMITH and GRANT, are stretcher bearers attached to 'D' Company of this Battalion. On the 26th September 1917, when the 54 Battalion was stationed on the Eastern edge of NONNEBOSCHEN WOOD acting as Reserve Battalion of the 14th Australian Infantry Brigade, almost 50% of the entire garrison became casualties, in consequence of extremely heavy enemy shelling. From early morning until late at night, these men worked continually in dressing and evacuating their wounded comrades. They did not cease in their labour until every wounded man had been evacuated. They then volunteered to assist in the evacuation of the wounded which had accumulated at the regimental Aid Post of the forward Battalions at the 'Butte'. Their devotion to duty and gallantry under trying circumstances set a splendid example to their comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 April 1946
Place of burialYarramalong Cemetery

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