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Richard GRIEVE

Regimental number382
Place of birthDundee, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationElectrical fitter
AddressDundee, Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Alexander Grieve, Tayside, Gardeners Road, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameMining Corps 1, Company 1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Corporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Electrical , Mechanical Mining & Boring Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

MSM


Recommendation date: 12 June 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'For great gallantry and devotion and duty in Peckham 'G' mine shaft on 23rd October 1916. The mine flooded and during heavy shell fire he assisted by Sap. Cairns installed Power Pumps, laid Electric mains from Rivers Station, and repaired same during the frequent cutting of wire by Shell fire until the shaft was pumped out and galleries recovered. During the past 12 months he has shown great devotion to duty keeping the power to the several mines fro pumping and ventilating which necessitated constant repairing of electricity cables under shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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