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Willie Norton GREY

Regimental number834
Place of birthMontagu Tasmania
ReligionBaptist
OccupationEngine driver
AddressMontague, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Charles Henry Grey, Montague, Tasmania
Enlistment date29 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 5 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Clery, on 30 August, 1918. During an enemy counter attack, when his platoon commander had become a casualty, he organized the men under intense fire, and frustrated the enemy's efforts. The next day, when reconnoitring alone, he met twelve of the enemy, with two minenwerfers, which he charged capturing guns and garrison.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2818 Pte Charles Thomas GREY, 40th Bn, returned to Australia, 30 June 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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