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Number Private 7043

Battalion 8th Battalion

Place of Birth Hobart Tasmania

Next of Kin His sister Florence Grenville of Mildura.
Later "Holcomb" 3 Scotts Crescent Canterbury

Date and place of enlistment Melbourne on 13/9/1916.

Physical details on enlistment Age 21 years 9 months, 5'7",
143 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair

Religion Church of England

Occupation Farmer

Date and place of death

He was missing in action on the 20/9/1917 in Belgium and a Court of Enquiry held on 29/9/1918 declared that he was killed in action in September 1917.

Location of grave or memorial

He is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial Ypres

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was from Stony Creek

Military History

He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
He was in the Korumburra VT militia
13/9/16 He enlisted in Melbourne
23/11/16 He embarked Melbourne on the HMAT Hororata
29/1/17 He disembarked Plymouth
14/5/17 He went to France having been training in England
2/6/17 He was taken on strength
20/9/17 He was missing in action
Florence was his only relation; there are no other siblings.
30/4/20 Florence received a letter from the Army about the fact that they are looking for unregistered graves to find a grave for those missing in action. She had a form to fill in and she was told she would receive information.
28/7/21 His sister received his scroll
23/4/23 His sister received his Victory medal


GRENVILLE, Alexander

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