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Roderic Henry GREVILLE

Regimental number5830
Place of birthWyalong, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address'Cloigny', Victoria Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6.5"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Henrietta Greville, 'Cloigny', Victoria Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 5 months in 24th Signals Company, Royal Australian Engineers (Compulsory Military Training scheme).
Enlistment date25 April 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919
Discharge date15 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 November 1916; marched into 5thTraining Bn, Rollestone, 7 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 May 1917; joined 17th Bn, 29 May 1917.

Admitted to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 May 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); discharged to duty, 31 May 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 2 June 1918.

With unit in Belgium, 24 January 1919.

Appointed Temporary Corporal as from 1 April 1919.

Marched out to England, 30 May 1919, for return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Bakara', 24 July 1919; admitted to ship's hospital, 25 July 1919 (venereal disease); discharged to duty, 1 September 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 27 days; disembarked Sydney, 30 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 15 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GREVILLE Roderic Henry

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