HUGH MURDOCH GRIGG
AASC; detached to duty – 6th Division, 17th Brigade, 2/7 Battalion
Egypt, Greece, Crete
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.