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Henry John Grigg


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Serial No. 1724

7th Light Horse Regiment &5th Field Artillery Brigade


Henry John Grigg - Information

When Henry decided to enlist in the AIF, he was living in Qurimbah and working as a farmer. The Griggs, had resided in the Camden area, where Henry was born on the 28th of December 1885 to Mary and Charles Grigg. Henry had served in the 2nd Light Horse and completed a 3 year apprenticeship as a clerk with Thomas Buchanan. The Griggs then relocated to Qurimbah. Henry was married, but was separated from his wife. He then signed up for military service on the 2nd of August 1915 in Warwick Farm. During training, Henry was posted to the 10th Field Artillery Brigade, and then the 11th Reinforcements, 7th Light Horse Regiment in early August. He was sent overseas on the HMAT Euripides on the 2nd of November 1915 from Sydney. Henry landed in Egypt, joining his unit at Maadi in December. However, he shortly contracted the mumps. In early February 1916, he was admitted to the 4th Auxiliary Hospital in Abbassia. He was then invalided back to Australia onboard the HT Itonus which departed Suez in mid June. After some time in Australia, he was again sent abroad from Sydney upon the HMAT Orontes on the 19th of December 1916. He was now in the 12th Reinforcements, 5th Field Artillery Brigade. The Orontes set down in Plymouth, England in mid February 1917. He was then marched into No. 3 Camp at Parkhouse. However, while undergoing further training, Henry developed a hernia. He was consequently invalided back to Australia for a medical discharge, leaving England on the 12th of May 1918.