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John James GREIG

Regimental number228
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressCr Norman and Darling Streets, Balmain, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Greig, 23 Wade Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date11 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somerset', 4 December 1918; disembarked, Melbourne, 15 January 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: premature senility), Sydney, 11 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 August 1956
Age at death75
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, GREIG John James

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