|Place of birth||Lara Lake, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||33|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Emma Grass, Lara Lake, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Geelong, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||29th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/46/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||46th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Transferred to 46th Bn, 20 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.
Found guilty, 25 September 1916, of being unshaven on parade: fined 1 day's pay.
Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 18 November 1916 (trench feet); transferred to 10th General Hospital, Rouen, 5 December 1916; to England, 8 December 1916, and admitted same day to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 20 February 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 23 February 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 23 July 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 12 August 1917.
Found guilty, 7 September 1917, of being absent without leave from 0900, 26 August, until surrendering himself at Guard Room, Bailleul, 1345, 31 August 1917: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of a total of 34 days' pay.
Wounded in action, 25 September 1917 (multiple contusions: buried; severe); admitted same day to 6th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 16th General Hospital, Le Treport, 26 September 1917; to England, 23 October 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 24 October 1917; discharged from hospital, 21 November 1917; marched in to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 22 November 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 21 February 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 26 February 1918.
Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 8 July 1918; transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 10 July 1918 (influenza); transferred to Australian Corps Depot, 12 July 1918, and then, same day, to 20th Casualty Clearing Station; discharged to duty, 25 July 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 28 July 1918.
Admitted to 55th Casualty Clearing Station, 16 August 1918; transferred to Ambulance Train, 16 August 1918, and admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 17 August 1918 (influenza); transferred to England, 20 August 1918, and admitted to Northampton War Hospital, Duston, 21 August 1918; discharged on furlough, 12 November 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 26 November 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 1 February 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 11 March 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Mother's name incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as Emana GRASS.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GRASS Herbert Cecil|