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Jersey GRINHAM

Regimental number4295
Place of birthBalranald New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelegraph operator
AddressFinley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMr J. Grinham, Finley, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4295A
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (awarded)


'Valuable services in maintaining communications under heavy fire. (East of Ypres)'
Recommendation date: 2 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Near WESTHOEK, east of YPRES on 29th October, 1917, these men were responsible for the maintenance of lines fromm "C" Group to Div. Arty. H.Q. The buried cable was blown out and these men [GRINHAM and 2515 George Roland HILL] laid and maintained ground lines to the nearest cable box some distance away. The lines were laid in an exceptionally short time and under heavy hostile shell-fire. through their prompt action and total disregard of personal danger, communication was quickly restored during a critical period of this operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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