GRINDROD, John Basil Rowland

Title: 
Sir
Rank: 
Lieutenant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Manchester Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
174783
Born: 
Sunday, December 14, 1919
Died : 
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Lieutenant John Grindrod, Manchester Regiment, was attached to 41RM Commando on 23 November 1944 and was posted to 'S' troop [1].
  • Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Manchester Regiment, on the 1st March 1941 [2].
  • Lt. Grindrod relinquished his commission on the 26th July 1952 and was granted the honorary rank of Captain [3]
  • He did his first curacy at Hulme, Manchester, from 1951 to 1954, and then emigrated to Australia. In 1980 he was appointed archbishop of Brisbane, and the following year he became primate of Australia. He was knighted in 1983 [4].
Sources
[1] They Did What Was Asked of Them, author Raymond Mitchell.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 35103, page 1499.
[3] London Gazette Supp. 39605, page 3990.
[4] Obituaries Australia website, National Centre of Biography.
 

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