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William Edward GRIMSHAW

Regimental number2818
Place of birthByrock New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSurveyor's labourer
AddressCanowindra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, John Grimshaw, Canowindra, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mongolia on 8 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 4 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 371 Pte Charles Edward GRIMSHAW, 7th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 2 June 1915.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 May 1969
Place of burialEastern Suburbs Memorial Park Cemetery

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