Edmund Grace

First Name: 
Edmund
Last Name: 
Grace
Mother's Name: 
Annie Grace nee Cole
Father's Name: 
Martin Grace
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, August 11, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Corporal
Unit: 
Naval and Military Tropical Force ; 7th Light Horse Regiment
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, April 23, 1930
Place of Death: 
Randwick Hospital, Sydney
Cause of Death: 
War related
Details: 

Edmund Grace was born in Sydney around 1892.

At enlistment Edmund was single, 23 years old, employed as a motor mechanic and had served 18 months with the Senior Cadets. He nominated his sister-in-law, Lillian Grace, of Wollongong, as his next-of-kin.

He embarked on HMAT A35 Berrima with Naval and Military Tropical Force, E Company (Service No 491), on 19th August 1914. Edmund was discharged on 18th January 1915.

He re-enlisted (Service No 1199) on 29th April 1915 and embarked from Sydney on HMAT A23 Suffolk with 7th Light Horse Regiment, 8th Reinforcement on 28th July 1915.

Edmund arrived in Egypt in September 1915 but it is unclear if he was sent to Gallipoli.  He was admitted to hospital sick on 12th October 1915. Edmund spent a lot of time in hospital with malaria.

Edmund served in Egypt and the Middle East and was posted to 2nd Light Horse Brigade for a time. 

He was promoted to Corporal on 1st November 1916.

Edmund was returned to Australia in December 1918 and discharged from the AIF on 29th March 1919.

In 1919 he married Ada Smith.

Edmund died in 1930 and is buried in Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, GRACE E

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