Reginald George Grierson

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Reginald George Grierson
Personal Information
Date of Birth 23 Mar 1900
Place of Birth Mundijong, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 18 years, 5 months
Description 5'5½" (1.m) tall ; 132 lbs
59.874 kg
; fresh complexion ; blue eyes ; brown hair
Occupation Farm hand
Religion Church of England
Address Loader road, Moorooduc, Victoria
Next of Kin Father , Mr Robert Henry Grierson
Military Information
Reg Number 69149
Date of Enlistment 19 Aug 1918
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 16th General Serice Reinforcements - did not leave Australia
Date of Embarkation 7 November 1918 ‒ 28 November 1918
Ship Embarked On SS Carpentaria to Fremanlte
Ship Embarked On SS Riverina to Sydney
Medals British War Medal

Pre War

Enlisted in Melbourne, Victoria. His older brother 69150 Pte Robert Henry Charles Grierson, joined up with him and had the same experiences, but appears to have been born elsewhere in the Perth Metro area.

War Service

Entered service on 23 Aug via the Ascot vale Isolation camp (possible throat infection), at a time of high concern about influenza, before moving to Broadmeadows.

He entered Broadmeadows camp on 2 Sep 1918 and following basic training appears to have been sent to Sydney, as on 7 Nov 1918 he embarked on the SS Carpentaria which was recalled. Reginald was transhipped to the SS Riverina and disembarked in Sydney on 28 Nov 1918.

Discharged at 3rd Military District on 24 Dec 1918 - Demobilisation of the A.I.F.

Post War

Served during WW2 with Regimental No. V358684 from 31 May 1942 to 1 Jul 1943 with the 10th Battalion, Volunteer Defence Corps.


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