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Ashley Roy GRIST

Regimental number1083
Place of birthKew, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSackville Street, Kew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7.25"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Isabella Thompson, 'Willaroo,' Sackville Street, Kew, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 October 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1085
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 November 1915
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialBox Hill General Cemetery (C.E. O.S. 949), Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to Military Hospital, Valetta, Malta, from Galiipoli, 4 May 1915 (pleurisy: dangerous); transferred to England, 21 June 1915, and admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, 28 June 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HS 'Runic', 7 November 1915;

Died, Sackville Street, Kew, 30 March 1916 (pulmonary tuberculosis).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 March 1916
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRIST Ashley Roy

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