Grice, Edward (1330)

Place of Birth: Grimsby, England

Age: 34 years

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 20 April 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1330            view online service record

Address:
5 Florence Place
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Jane Casey (aunt)
97 Ayscough Street
Grimsby, England

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 10 May 1915
Ship: HMAT Euripides A14
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion – Headquarters Details

Fate:
KIA: Sunday, 12 December 1915
Place: Gallipoli Peninsula


Sergeant, 24 Infantry, killed in action 12 December, 1915, aged 35, commemorated Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli.

Parents: John and Catherine GRICE (late?), aunt Mrs Jane CASEY (England), born Grimsby, England (arrived c 1908 at 28 years), educated Roman Catholic school, England. He enlisted as a merchant seaman with his address given a 5 Florence Place off Stokes Street and his mother in England as next of kin. With the rank of Sergeant, he was awarded the French Medaille Militaire, the equivalent of the British Military Medal before being amongst a handful of Australians killed in the few days before the evacuation from Gallipoli. Both his Attestation and the circular returned by his aunt noted he had spent 10 to 12 years with the Royal Navy.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


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1916 ‘ELECTRIC SPARKS.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 29 July, p. 3. , viewed 29 Jun 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91166720

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