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Richard William GREY

Regimental number3508
Place of birthMarborough Queensland
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressUpper Dee River, Mt Morgan, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, William Gray, Upper Dee River, Mt Morgan, Queensland
Enlistment date28 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 7, Field Ambulance 7, Section A
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 24 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 August 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty whilst in charge of a bearer squad in the ZONNEBEKE area, east of YPRES on 18th/19th October, 1917, particularly under the following circumstances. After carrying continuously for 24 hours his squad was exhausted through carrying over difficult ground and under heavy shell fire when about on on the 19th October, 1917, hearing that an English Officer was lying wounded between two relay posts Lance Corporal GREY collected three volunteers and successfully brought in the Officer (a Major). This happened at a time when evacuation had temporarily ceased owing to heavy enemy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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