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World War 2 veterans - Hugh Grigg, POW war record summary

Last updated on 25-Oct-20

HUGH MURDOCH GRIGG

VX8911

AASC; detached to duty – 6th Division, 17th Brigade, 2/7 Battalion

Artillery/Composite

Egypt, Greece, Crete

POW Austria

 

28.11.1939  Enlisted Melbourne.

                        Trained at Puckapunyal, Victoria

11.1.1940    Embarked from Melbourne 

14.2.40       Disembarked Qantara (Kantara), Egypt

19.6.40       Detached for duty with 2/7 Battalion, Kantara.

16.11.40     Transferred to Ammunition Company (transporting ammunition and equipment)

January 1941 – 2/7 Battalion first saw action against Italians 

12.3.41     Ammunition Company - Transferred to 17th Brigade Composite Company Army Service Corps

30.3.41      Embarked for Greece

3.6.41       Reported as missing, possibly casualty

21.6.41     Confirmed POW in Greece

16.9.41     Confirmed POW Stalag XVIIIA (18A), Wolfsberg, Austria

21.5.45    “Recovered POW, arrived UK ex-Western Europe”

2.7.45     1 AIF Transit Camp UK - Transport Officer, Home Service

Early July 1945  Embarked UK

8.8.45       Arrived in Australia – NSW, Ballarat, Melbourne: General Divisional Duties

22.9.1945  Discharged from Royal Park Barracks, AMR&O 253A (R.184A) (1) (j) At his own request on compassionate grounds (ex-POW)

Lived on Phillip Island and active in Phillip Island RSL the rest of his life.