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Christopher Thomas GRANT

Regimental number2154
Place of birthMacksville New South Wales
AddressSouth Woodburn, Richmond River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Edith Grant, South Woodburn, Richmond River, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 18 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919

Military Medal

'At WESTHOEK RIDGE 20th September 1917. This N.C.O. showed great initiative in handling his Lewis gun in the attack, frequently firing from the hip and inflicting many casualties on the enemy. Later, having reorganised his section, he rendered valuable assistance in attending the wounded and stretcher bearing under heavy shell fire. He was a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1833 Pte Bertin Reginald GRANT, 25th Bn, killed in action, 21 April 1918.

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