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Devonshire Dickson GREY

Regimental number1959
Place of birthTarnagulla Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressTarnagulla, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinFather, W A Grey, Dunolly, Victoria
Enlistment date12 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations round GLENCORSE WOOD east of YPRES on the 20th and 21st September 1917, these two stretcher bearers [GREY and 2192 T. JONES] worked unceasingly carrying the wounded to the rear passing through heavy hostile barrages. When the other bearers became casualties, these two by their self sacrificing devotion to duty and tireless energy were instrumental in saving a number of lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1948 Pte Horace Leslie GREY, 14th Bn, died of wounds, 7 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 March 1971

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