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Regimental number582
Place of birthGumnock Gordon New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLodge Street, Hornsby, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Ethel Porter Grimson, Lodge Street, Hornsby, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Refers 28-29 May 1915.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 22 November 1915
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Photo: Kent Fedorowich

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on the night of the 28th-29th May, 1915, near Gaba Tepe (Dardanelles). Owing to the explosion of a mine which destroyed a portion of our parapet the enemy was able to occupy a portion of our trenches, thus dividing the defending force into two. Lance-Corporal Grimson crawled over the broken ground towards the enemy, capturing successively three Turks. He then with the greatest courage, enetered the remaining portion of the trench held by the enemy, about 12 in number, compelling them all to surrender, thus enabling the defending forces to re-unite.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 8850
Date: 6 September 1915

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 October 1938
Age at death62
Place of burialOrange Cemetery, New South Wales

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