Eric Fletcher Tomes GROSVENOR


GROSVENOR, Eric Fletcher Tomes

Service Number: 1876
Enlisted: 16 August 1915, Adelaide
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Wolverhampton, England, 1897
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Adelaide Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Driver /Nursery & Garden Worker
Died: Illness (Heart disease), France, 23 March 1917
Cemetery: Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban
Row K, Grave no. 37
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1876, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Adelaide
11 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1876, 5th Pioneer Battalion
11 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1876, 5th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
23 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1876, 5th Pioneer Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Eric Fletcher Tomes GROSVENOR was born in 1897 in Wolverhampton, England

His parents were William GROSVENOR and the late Ruth nee HEATH

He had previous service with the Senior cadets of 78th & 79th Battalion and was still serving when he enlisted in Adelaide on 16th August, 1915  - he embarked with the 5th Pioneer Battalion, 2nd reinforcements on the ship HMAT Aeneas on 11th April, 1916

Eric died of valvular heart disease in the field in France on 23rd March, 1917 and is buried in Bernafay Wood British Cemetery in France - his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial

He was awarded the British War Medal & the Victory medal