|Place of birth||London, England|
|True Name||GROSVENOR, William Thomas|
|Address||Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||30|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Ruby Wilson, 180 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Showground, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||30th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/47/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||30th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Before the war, while in New Zealand, he married a woman who was subsequently convicted and imprisoned for bigamy. When her lawful husband died, she married Grosvenor and they lived together for several years. In Australia he enlisted for Home Service; his wife sued for maintenance, and he assaulted her. He evaded police by enlisting in the AIF under a false name, having named another woman as his wife.
War service: Western Front
Assumed true name of Thomas William GROSVENOR by sworn declaration,17 January 1918.
Reported missing in the field, 24 April 1918; subsequently reported as Prisoner of War in Germany.
Repatriated to England, arrived 5 December 1918.
Commenced return to Australia, 13 April 1919; discharged, 30 May 1919.
Discharge originally to be on grounds of 'Services No Longer Required'; general discharge granted because of satisfactory wartime conduct.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Death attributed to War Service.Police pursued the original assault charge; he was sentenced to 4 weeks' imprisonment.
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WILSON Thomas|