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Ernest Albert GRIGG

Regimental number2683
Place of birthMaldon Victoria
AddressMaldon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Abram Grigg, Maldon, Victoria
Enlistment date8 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On 29th September near BELLICOURT under exceptionally heavy shell and Machine gun fire this N.C.O. laid a wire from Battalion H.Q. to the front line. He several times went out to repair breaks in the line and succeeded in maintaining communication during a critical period when information was of vital importance. By his courage and utter disregard of personal safety he set a magnificent example to the remainder of his section.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 March 1958
Place of burialRed Cliffs Cemetery

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