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Thomas Roger GRIMSHAW

Regimental number545
Place of birthBerwick, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressRegent Street, Preston, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.4
Height5' 10"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Tripovich, Regent Street, Preston, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date19 June 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Karoola', 12 April 1916; discharged (medically unfit: rheumatism), Melbourne, 19 June 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 April 1974
Place of burialBarmera Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRIMSHAW Thomas Roger

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