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Telford Gordon GREIG

Regimental number450
Place of birthMacArthur, Victoria
Address34 De Carle Street, Coburg, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.25"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Greig, 168 Geelong Road, Footscray, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in Naval Cadets; 2 years in Naval Reserve; at time of AIF enlistment serving in 52nd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date11 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name14th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Depot Unit of Supply
FateReturned to Australia 8 November 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date26 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli (date not recorded).

Admitted to Convalescent Depot, Helouan, 9 June 1915; discharged to Base Depot, Zeitoun, 16 June 1915 (no further details recorded).

Embarked For Gallipoli, 21 July 1915; rejoined unit, 27 July 1915.

Wounded in action, 8 August 1915 (gun shot wound, chest), and admitted to 39th Field Ambulance; transferred to HS 'Dongala', 9 August 1915; to 19th General Hospital, Alexandria, 14 August 1915; to No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 1 October 1915; to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 9 October 1915; to Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 25 December 1915; discharged to rejoin unit, 24 December 1915.

Taken on strength, 25th Depot Unit of Supply, from 9th Company, Army Service Corps, 30 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Joined 4th Field Supply Depot, in the field, 6 September 1916.

Admitted to West Riding Casualty Clearing Station, 25 September 1916 (dental); transferred to No 4 Stationary Hospital, 27 September 1916; discharged to duty, 3 October 1916.

Transferred to No 6 Field Supply Depot, 28 September 1916.

On leave to England, 17 October 1916; rejoined unit from leave (date not recorded).

Promoted Corporal, 1 January 1917.

Promoted Sergeant, 22 January 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 20 November 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 4 December 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Gaika', 8 November 1918 (submarine guard duty); discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 26 February 1919.

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

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death8 June 1949
SourcesNAA: B2455, GREIG Telford Gordon

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