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John Joseph Carlson GRIEVE

Regimental number3328
Place of birthHay New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressDeniliquin, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, P Grieve, Deniliquin, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Work at Hazebrouck in April, Strazeele in June and Lihons and Herleville Wood in August 1918.
Recommendation date: 26 September 1918

Distnguished Conduct Medal (altered to Military Medal)

Work at La Motte in April, Strazeele in June, Lihons and Herleville Wood in August 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis

Military Medal

'For services in action and devotion to duty. During the actions in the defence of LAMOTTE on April last, this N.C.O., in the capacity of Scout and liaison, when the Unit was suddenly thrown in the ... the enemy advance with dispositions ... obscure, Corporal GRIEVE, showing much courage and initiative went forward alone, brought about a very successful reconnaissance, thereby enabling the Battalion to advantageously take up advance positions. Throughout the operations his work proved invaluable, doubtless was instrumental in the ultimate success of the unit in that section. Later at STRAZEELE in June, LIHONS and HERLEVILLE WOOD in August, his work was of the highest order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 August 1974
Age at death85
Place of burialDeniliquin Cemetery, New South Wales

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