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Clement Oliver GRINHAM

Regimental number2418
Place of birthCasterton, Victoria
SchoolBahgallah State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6.25"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, Gerald Grinham, Sandford Road, Casterton, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in Senior Cadets; 2 years in Casterton Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces; previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of chest.
Enlistment date27 September 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 December 1916
Place of burialGuards' Cemetery (Plot III, Row ZZ, Grave 6), Lesboeufs, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Bahgallah Old Scholars & District Volunteers Honor Roll, Victoria.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 14 March 1916; disembarked Suez, 15 April 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 12 June 1916 (venereal disease: gonorrhoea); discharged to Detention Camp 8 July 1916; discharged to duty, 10 July 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 28 days.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 August 1916; marched into 8th Training Bn, Larkhill, England, 23 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 November 1916; taken on strength, 29th Bn, in the field, 25 November 1916.

Killed in action, 7 December 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as GRENHAM.
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRINHAM Clement Oliver

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