Percy Claude GROSE


GROSE, Percy Claude

Service Number: 1949
Enlisted: 13 January 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 46th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gordon, Victoria, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Ballarat, Central Highlands, Victoria
Schooling: Humffray Street State School, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Lithographer
Died: Killed In Action, France, 12 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Alfredton Humffray Street State School Roll of Honor, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

13 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1949, 14th Infantry Battalion
17 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1949, 14th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
17 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1949, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
12 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1949, 46th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Percy Claude Grose was born in Gordon but was working as a lithographer in Ballarat when he enlisted on 13 January 1915. He was 18 years old. He was posted to the 14th Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 1949 but ater he was transferred to the 46th Infantry Battalion. He was killed in action at Pozieres on 12 August 1916. 

His 24 year old brother, 68 Corporal Joseph Donald Grose 8th Battalion AIF, had been killed in action at Gallipoli on the 1 May 1915.