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Harrold Roy GRAY

Regimental number8391
Place of birthAmyton, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationStone assistant
AddressParilla, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 4.75"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sophia Rhoda Gray, Parilla, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 18
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 5 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'Period 22nd September, 1917, to 24th February, 1918. He has been noted throughout his service for his courage, willingness, fine spirit and the excellence of his horses. On 26th September, 1917, at HOOGE when one of a party packing ammunition he did particularly good work under heavy fire in getting ammunition through to the Battery when it was imperative for use in the attack the following day. The fire was particularly severe and he passed through it with his horses several times, his cheerfulness and confident attitude having the greatest effect on the other drivers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Discharge date28 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 25 January 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 6 March 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 28 April 1919.

War service: 3 years 238 days (of which 3 years 113 days were abroad)

Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRAY Harrold Roy

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