Alexander Grenville

Name    Alexander Grenville

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, 5’7¾”, 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

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