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Bernard GRIMES

Regimental number585
Place of birthBeragh, Co Tyrone, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
Address7 Young Street, Neutral Bay, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Patrick Grimes, Beragh, Co Tyrone, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Place of enlistmentKensington, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Discharge date24 April 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 5 April 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 11 August 1915; returned to the lines, 15 August 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 31 August 1915 (tonsilitis); discharged to duty, 5 September 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 14 September 1915 (diarrhoea). Embarked Lemnos on HS 'Aquitania' and proceeded to England for further treatment, 16 September 1915; disembarked from hospital ship, 26 September 1915, and admitted to 5th Southern General Hospital, Portsmouth.

Found guilty at London, 23 November 1915, of being absent without leave, 20 November, to 22 November 1915: awarded 72 hours detention; forfeited total of 6 days' pay; transferred to Abbey Wood, Kent, 3 February 1916.

Found guilty at Abbey Wood, 14 February 1916, of having traveled from Charing Cross without a ticket: awarded a 2/1/- fine.

Commenced return to Egypt with 27th Draft aboard HMT 'Minnetonka', 25 March 1916; taken on strength of 1st Training Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 16 April 1916; transferred to 55th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916; promoted to rank of Corporal, Ferry Post, 21 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Caledonian' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916; detached for duty with 5th Divisional Salvage Company, 26 November 1916; rejoined unit from detachment, 31 January 1917.

Wounded in action, 2 April 1917; admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 3 April 1917 (gun shot wound, leg); to Ambulance Train, 6 April 1917; admitted to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 7 April 1917. Embarked Havre on HS 'Grantully Castle' and proceeded to England for further treatment, 28 April 1917; admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Stirchley, 29 April 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 25 June 1917; discharged on furlough, 20 July 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on NZHT '82', 27 August 1917; disembarked Sydney, 24 October 1917. Discharged Sydney, 24 April 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 July 1963
Place of burialMacquarie Park Cemetery

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