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Shannon GRILLS

Date of birth21 October 1888
Place of birthKilkeel, Co. Down, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRubber works, assistant manager
AddressMyrtle Grove, Napier Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinBrother, J H Grills, Myrtle Grove, Napier Street, Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name7th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

DSO


Letter from Lieutenant Colonel H.Elliott 7 June 1915.
Recommendation date: Unspecified

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29354 (5 November 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 12 (27 January 1916).

FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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