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Frank GRAYHURST

Regimental number3532
Place of birthBirmingham, England
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPostal official
AddressDeniliquin, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 5.75"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Christina Grayhurst, Deniliquin, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 July 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Postal Corps
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Discharge date25 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 15 December 1917.

Embarked Port Said, 9 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 20 January 1918. Entrained for Cherbourg, France, 24 January 1918; embarked Cherbourg, 31 January 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 2 February 1918, and marched into Pioneer Training Bn, Sutton Veny.

Proceeded overseas to France, 10 June 1918; taken on strength, 3rd Pioneer Bn, in the field, 19 June 1918.

Transferred to Australian Army Postal Corps, 14 January 1919, and detached for duty to 1st Division Railhead Army Postal Office; detached to 2nd Infantry Brigade Field Post Office, 6 April 1919; detached to 5th Motor Transoport Company, 30 April 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 6 June 1919; marched into No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 7 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 22 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 September 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 25 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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