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Eric Gerald GRANT

Regimental number3354
Place of birthPranjip Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
AddressO'Brien Street, Shepparton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, J H Grant, Shepparton, Victoria
Enlistment date17 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty during the period 14th September, 1918 to 23rd September, 1918 when his Battalion was engaged in the forward area. This courageous N.C.O. personally supervised the collection of fallen troops and the burying of same. After the attack he along with Stretcher Bearers searched "No Mans Land" day and night for killed and wounded and although always under Machine Gun fire he aided wounded men back to safety and successfully removed all bodies to the rear and buried same. His splendid example of courage and devotion to duty was an inspiring feature to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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