Lieutenant Grant Moritz Michaelis
Son of Edward and Rosetta Michaelis of Melbourne, Victoria, he was employed in the family firm, Michaelis, Hallenstein & Co. in London. He enlisted in the Territorial Force as a Sapper in the 1st East Anglian Field Company on 30 May 1912, commissioned in the 2nd East Anglian Field Company on 21 December 1912, promoted to lieutenant on 31 March 1914 and mobilised on 5 August 1914.
His unit was sent to Gallipoli, and on 23 September 1915, while repairing part of a trench in the ANZAC area, he was mortally wounded by a Turkish sniper and died later that day. He was buried by some of the NCOs and men of his section that night in the 7th (Australian) Field Ambulance Cemetery beside another officer of the same unit. He was 20 years of age.
|First year at Wesley||1902|
|Personal information||Completed his secondary schooling at Geelong Grammar (1910-12). Cousin to Frank Michaelis|
|Unit enlisted||1st/2nd East Anglian Field Company Royal Engineers|
|Service details||Was in the United Kingdom at the commencement of war. Only a few weeks at Gallipoli. Killed by a sniper.|
|Date of death||23/09/1915 - 20 years of age|
|Unit details||1st/2nd East Anglian Field Company Royal Engineers|
|Cemetery/Memorial place||7th Field Ambulance Cemetery - Plot 2, Row 2, Grave 11|
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