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Regimental number3328
Place of birthMorrisons Victoria
AddressBallan, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, W Grieves, Ballan, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near ASCENSION WOOD on 18th September 1918. During the early stages of the advance when the enemy fire was very heavy this N.C.O. set his platoon a splendid example. He pushed forward boldly quite regardless of the heavy Machine Gun fire which was sweeping the ridges. The manner in which this N.C.O. worked was to a large extent responsible for the quick progress of his platoon who were inspired by his coolness and courage. In the latter stages he was one of the bombing party that worked its way up 1800 yards of enemy trench and captured 7 machine guns and killed about 30 Huns. Throughout he was full of energy and displayed the greatest initiative and bravery.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 May 1961

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