Percy Grenfell

First Name: 
Percy
Middle Name: 
Edward
Last Name: 
Grenfell
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, May 1, 1894
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth (nee Jones)
Father's Name: 
Edward Grenfell
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, January 30, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
2nd Battalion
Company: 
B
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, February 15, 1957
Place of Death: 
Wollongong, New South Wales
Details: 

Private Percy Grenfell (Service no. 1746) was born in Lithgow.

Prior to enlistment he was working as a miner who had previous service of 4 years in the Citizen Military Forces. He embarked on HMAT A8 Argyllshire with B Company 2nd Battalion on 10th April, 1915. He arrived on Gallipoli on 31st May, 1915.

On the 13th June, 1915 he received a gunshot wound to his left hand. He was evacuated to hospital and on 29th August had a finger amputated. A further operation resulted in 4 fingers being amputated.

In December 1915 he was returned to Australia and on 5th May, 1916 was discharged medically unfit from the AIF.

In November 1917 he married Edith Poland (sister of Matthew Poland) and they lived in Mount Kembla until his death.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, GRENFELL P E
NAA: MT1486/1, GRENFELL/PERCY EDWARD

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