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George GRASBY

Regimental number2139
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMortlake, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, G Grasby, Mortlake, Victoria
Enlistment date19 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At POLYGON WOOD during the tour of this battalion in the line from 23rd September to 27th September. Private Grasby was employed as a runner on Battalion Headquarters. He repeatedly carried important despatches to and from the front line through heavy barrages. He also guided reinforcing companies to the line under the most difficult and dangerous conditions. This man worked inceasingly with magnificent spirt and undoubtedly set a splendid example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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