Phillip Walter GROVES

GROVES, Phillip Walter

Service Number: 6756
Enlisted: 7 September 1917
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide , 1894
Home Town: Henley Beach , City of Charles Sturt / Henley and Grange, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Piano Tuner
Died: Died of wounds, France, 18 May 1917
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Henley Beach Council Fallen WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, Henley Beach Council WW1 Service Roll, Henley Fulham Uniting Church Roll of Honour, Hindmarsh Star of Freedom Tent No 4 IOOR WW1 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

7 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, 6756, 10th Infantry Battalion
7 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, 6756, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
7 Sep 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, 6756

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Biography contributed by St Peter's Woodlands Grammar School

Phillip Walter Groves, was a South Australian male from Henley Beach Adelaide, he was a 22 year old piano tuner when he enlisted in 10th Battalion of the AIF on 29 August 1916. He served in war for Australia from the 7 of September 1916, embarking on The Afric from Adelaide 7 November 1916 to England. Philip was hurt in action in Boulogne, France, on 6 May 1917 and died 18 May 1917 from wounds to the back and thigh. He was buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.