|Place of birth||Parramatta, New South Wales|
|Address||Boulevarde, Lidcombe, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||J A Groves Snr, Boulevarde, Lidcombe, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 2 years in the 39th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (Tropical Unit), D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/112/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||50th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: enlisted in Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force, 11 August 1914. Unit embarked from Sydney, 19 August 1914; Groves' name ruled out and annotated: 'Transferred to Depot, sick'; did not embark. Discharged, 4 March 1915.
Re-enlisted, 16 November 1915, as Thomas JAMES.
Allotted to 5th Divisional Signal Company, Tel el Kebir, 24 May 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 15 June 1916.
Proceeded to England, 29 August 1916; proceeded overseas to France, 2 April 1917. Admitted to hospital, 4 October 1917 (scabies). Taken on strength, 50th Bn, 25 November 1917. Made sworn statement, 30 August 1918, that his true name was John Augustine GROVES.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 20 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 4 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of engagement), 27 August 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GROVES John Augustine|