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Robert Preston GRIGG

Regimental number3076
Place of birthYackandandah, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationEngine-driver
AddressBright, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Richard J Grigg, Bright, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date23 November 1916
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 19 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 25 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 October 1917.

Admitted to 55th Casualty Clearing Station, 19 March 1919 (venereal disease); transferred to 7th General Hospital, 22 March 1919; to England, 29 March 1919, and admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford; discharged to No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 6 August 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 141 days.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ypiringa', 15 November 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 4 January 1920; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 18 February 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRIGG Robert Preston

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