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Henry Edward Vernon GRINSELL

Regimental number1305
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationContractor
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 7"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Dr S J Grinsell, Suttonheim, Cape Colony, South Africa
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months, 2nd Brabant's Horse; 2 years, 47th South African Constabulary.
Enlistment date28 September 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name4th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 January 1916
Discharge date30 October 1916
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War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength of 4th Bn, Gallipoli, 7 May 1915.

Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, Mudros, 30 May 1915; transferred to Sweeper 'Clacton', 5 June 1915 (gun shot wound, thorax); rejoined unit from hospital, 25 July 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 25 August 1915, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station (measles). Embarked HS 'Ionian' and proceeded to Malta for further treatment, 29 August 1915 (influenza); admitted to Imtarfa Military Hospital, Malta, 1 September 1915; transferred to Ghain Tuffieha, Malta, 25 September 1915; discharged from St. Anthony's Hospital, Malta, 7 January 1916.

Embarked Malta on HS 'Essequibo', 8 January 1916; admitted to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 11 January 1916 (neurasthenia); placed on supernummerary list, Tel-el-Kebir, 20 January 1916; discharged from hospital, 26 January 1916.

Embarked Suez on HS 'Kanowna' and commenced return to Australia, 28 January 1916; disembarked from transport, 10 March 1916. Discharged on account of being medically unfit for continued service, 30 October 1916 (neurasthenia).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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