William Grigg

Name: William Joseph Grigg

Rank: Private
Service Number: 2663B
Unit Served: 10th Battalion
Personal Details: William was born in Brown Hill Creek in South Australia. He was a gardener and was unmarried. He was 5 feet, five and three quarters inches tall, had hazel eyes and dark hair.
Enlistment Details: William enlisted in the AIF on the 2nd of August, 1915. He was twenty years, five months old when he enlisted and his father Joseph signed the consent form.
Details about role in the war: On the 27th of February 1916, William was allotted to and proceeded to join the 10th Battalion after he was taken on strength from the 27th Reinforcement Battalion. William proceeded to join the B.E.F on the 27th of March, 1916. He was killed in action after being shot by a sniper near Pozieres, in France on the 23rd of August 1916. On the Australian Red Cross Society Missing and Wounded file for William, a soldier made a reference that he had seen William’s grave. It had a cross with his name on it and was right in front of Pozieres. His body was never found.
Date of death: 23rd of August, 1916
Memorial Details: Villers- Bretonneux Memorial, France

Commemorated by


Lina Carbone

1st December 2010