Richard Grenfell served with the AIF during World War One.
GRENFELL Richard : Service Number - 4794 : Place of Birth - Tourello VIC : Place of Enlistment - Ballarat VIC : Next of Kin - (Father) GRENFELL R
Grenfell was born in Tourello c1882, Victoria, the son of Richard Grenfell. He had attended the Tourello State School. He was working as a farmer when he enlisted in the AIF, 59th Battalion, in 1915. He arrived in Suez in May 1916. In August 1916, he joined the battalion in France. He attended a month training course in grenades during October 1916, and rejoined his unit at the end of the month. He died from wounds recieved in action on the 3 November 1916. He was buried in the Thistle Dump Cemetery, Plot 1, Row E, Grave 10.
From the Clunes Guardian and Gazette, November 1916:
"A cable was received by the relatives last week that Private Richard Grenfell, son of Mr. Richard Grenfell of Tourello, had been killed in action in France. The deceased was a very popular young man, and well known throughout the district. He was a member of the Clunes Gun Club and a good shot. He was also, a good all round cricketer."
- ↑ National Archives of Australia, World War I records, B2455, GRENFELL R, SERN 4794, http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/SearchScreens/BasicSearch.aspx accessed 14 December 2013
- ↑ 1916 'THE HONOR ROLL.', Clunes Guardian and Gazette (Vic. : 1918 - 1918), 21 November, p. 3, viewed 5 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article119488483
- ↑ 1918 'TOURELLO.', Clunes Guardian and Gazette (Vic. : 1918 - 1918), 5 April, p. 3, viewed 5 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article119480242