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John GRANT

Regimental number6775
Place of birthMackay, Queensland
SchoolState School, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationRailway station master
AddressGregory Street, Mackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Grant, Gregory Street, Mackay, Queensland
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 17 November 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 23 May 1918
Place of death or woundingTrechincourt near Allonville, France
Age at death30
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 19), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
76
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alex and Mary GRANT, Mackay, Queensland
Medals

Military Medal

'Showed conspicuous gallantry and brave leadership in action near ZONNEBEKE on 26th September, 1917. On one occasion his Platoon met with stubborn resistance from an enemy post, he quickly appreciated the situation, rallied his section and got round on the flank of the post, cleared the situation up and the advance was continued with very little delay. Right through the operation he showed great dash and leadership of the highest standard.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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