Historical information

Original owners:
John GRYLLS Reg No 418, Unit: 4th Light Horse, WWI
John Frederic GRYLLS Reg No 51033, Unit: RAAF, WWII
John Grylls No 418 enlisted on 19.8.1914 in the 4th LH Regt AIF age 28 years 8 months. He enlisted with the rank of Sergeant having had 3 years prior service in the LH. Embarked for Egypt 19.10.1914, embark for Gallipoli 20.5.1915, to hospital 12.12.1915 with Mumps, rejoin unit 22.12.1915, embark for France 25.3.1916, transfer to 1st Anzac Cyclist Batt 12.5.1916, promoted to CSM 13.5.1916, promoted to RSM 7.4.1917, hospital 9.7.1917 with Scabies, rejoin unit 31.7.1917, embark for Australia 24.9.1918, disembark Colombo with Lobar Pnuemonia, embark for Australia 10.1.1919, discharged from the AIF 30.3.1919.

Physical description

Fawn wooden frame with white cardboard backing, glass front & rear white hanging cord. Sepia photo of WO Class 2 John GRYLLS with his medals, badges & Certificate of Discharge. All mounted on dark green background & border.

Inscriptions & markings

Bottom RHS of Montage: “Warrant Officer Class I John Grylls - 418 1st ANZAC Cycle Battalion Australian Commonwealth Military Forces”