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William * GRANT

ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
AddressBowenville, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinWife, Mrs E R Grant, Bowenville, Queensland
Enlistment date16 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant-Colonel
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollBrevet Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 3138 (5 June 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113 (6 October 1919). Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29845 (1 December 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62 (19 April 1917). Awarded, and promulgated,'London Gazette' No 31938 (11 June 1920); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 72 (2 September 1920).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30474(12 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 29 April 1919
Medals

Bar to Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack on a town. He quickly grasped the situation and ordered the attack on the enemy's position. Owing to his promptness the town was occupied and a large number of prisoners were captured.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Order of the Nile, 3rd Class


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Companion of the Order of St Michael & St George


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Order of the British Empire


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette'
Date: 29 June 1917

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order & Bar, Order of the Nile (3rd Class), Companion of the Order of St Michael & St George, order of the British Empire, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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