Clarence Victor John GRINTER MID, MM

GRINTER, Clarence Victor John

Service Number: 3112
Enlisted: 19 July 1915, Geelong, Vic.
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 59th Infantry Battalion
Born: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1896
Home Town: East Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Tanner
Died: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 7 May 1951, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Geelong Eastern Cemetery, Victoria
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World War 1 Service

19 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3112, 21st Infantry Battalion, Geelong, Vic.
18 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3112, 21st Infantry Battalion
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3112, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
26 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 60th Infantry Battalion, Egypt
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3112, 60th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)
20 Jan 1917: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917). Recommendation date: 12 October 1916
11 May 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 60th Infantry Battalion, France
4 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3112, 60th Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918
25 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3112, 60th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux
4 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3112, 60th Infantry Battalion, Le Hamel - Blueprint for Victory
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3112, 60th Infantry Battalion, The Battle of Amiens
2 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3112, 60th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne
25 Sep 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 59th Infantry Battalion, France
30 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3112, 59th Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal
30 Oct 1918: Honoured Military Medal, Mont St Quentin / Peronne, For gallantry and devotion to duty throughout the operations 30th August - 5th September 1918.
25 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3112, 59th Infantry Battalion, RTA 13 April 1919 for discharge.

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Military Medal citation:

'For gallantry and devotion to duty throughout the operations 30th August - 5th September 1918. On ......... September volunteers were called to lay a telephone line, under direct observation by and within close range of the enemy. This N.C.O. volunteered and laid a line a distance of 1000 yards under heavy fire. Subsequently he kept this line under repair during heavy barrages and when all spare wire had been used he went out under heavy fire and salved a considerable quantity of telephone wire. His gallantry and unremitting toil during this period enabled most important communications to be maintained.'

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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