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Ernest George GREBER

Regimental number4877
Place of birthRous Mill New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressLismore, Richmond River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Mary Greber, Lismore, Richmond River, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work on 9 August 1918.
Recommendation date: Date unspecified

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAwarded the Military Medal.
FateReturned to Australia 5 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the day following the attack of the 31st Battalion from WARFUSEE-ABANCOURT on the 8th August 1918 this man did wonderful work in stretcher bearing showing an absolute disregard for his personal safety. He not only carried in his own men, but also many of the 2nd Australian Division, which had passed through our lines. He was absolutely indefatigable and continued work until all the wounded had been cleared, setting a wonderful example of courage and endurance to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1913 Albert Christian GREBER, 49th Bn, killed in action, France, 5 January 1917; 2890 Alfred Cecil GREBER, 52nd Bn, killed in action, France, 25 April 1918; Cousin: 2177 William Ernest GREBER, 49th Bn, , d. Salisbury Plain, England, 16 November 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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