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Grimwade, Harold William (1869–1949)

Major-General Harold William Grimwade died at his home, Marathon, Frankston, on Sunday, aged 79.

He was a son of the late Mr F. S. Grimwade, MLC, and was educated at Melbourne Grammar School and the Queen Elizabeth School, Ipswich, England. In the 1914-18 war he served with the AIF from 1914 to 1919, commanding the 3rd Australian Artillery from 1916 until the Armistice, when he was appointed GOC Artillery, Australian Corps. He was four times mentioned in despatches. He was made a CMG in 1917 and a CB in 1918. He received the Croix de Guerre, also the Victorian decoration for 20' years' commissioned service in the Militia.

From 1926 to 1930 he was GOC, 4th Division, AMF. He was also honorary colonel of the Melbourne University Rifles.

He was a member of the Felton Bequest committee and a director of several companies.

He leaves a daughter and two sons. Mr Wilfred Russell Grimwade is a brother.

The funeral took place yesterday in private, after a service at St Paul's Church of England, Frankston.

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'Grimwade, Harold William (1869–1949)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/grimwade-harold-william-7053/text26001, accessed 22 November 2017.

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