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Arthur Edward GRIGSON

Regimental number18870
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
Address'The Albany', Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Dr R E Grigson, 'The Albany', Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Battery 27
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Flying Cross


Recommendation date: 1 September 1918

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

DFC

'A very gallant and resolute Officer who has crashed four enemy aircraft. On the 1st August, while obsrving for one of our batteries, he saw an enemy aeroplane that had brought down four of our balloons; he at once dived from 4,000 to 200 feet and engaged it; in the combat the enemy machine crashed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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