Alexander GREWAR

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GREWAR, Alexander

Service Number: 6343
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 16 September 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Grave V. C. 11. INSCRIPTION HE DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

23 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6343, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
23 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6343, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 34 and the son of John Low Grewar and Mary Grewar, of Broomfield, Montrose, Scotland.

He is one of seven Australian casualties of the Great War commemorated on the Montrose War Memorial. There are at least the same number of Montrose born Australian soldiers who fell and are not recorded there.

Montrose (Scottish Gaelic: Monadh Rois) is a coastal resort town and former royal burgh in Angus, Scotland. It is situated 38 miles north of Dundee between the mouths of the North and South Esk rivers. It is the northernmost coastal town in Angus and developed at a natural harbour that traded in skins, hides and cured salmon in medieval times. 

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