Lance Corporal Charles Grimson, 1st Light Horse Regiment being awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (
by the Governor General.
Grimson, a farmer from Cumnock, NSW, with two and a half years service in the Citizens' Military Forces, enlisted on
8 September 1914.
He served at Gallipoli and was awarded the
for 'For conspicuous gallantry on the night of the 28th-29th May, 1915, near Gaba Tepe ( Dardanelles).
Owing to the explosion of a mine which destroyed a portion of our parapet the
enemy was able to occupy a portion of our trenches, thus dividing the defending
force into two. Lance-Corporal Grimson crawled over the broken ground towards
the enemy, capturing successively three Turks. He then with the greatest
courage, entered the remaining portion of the trench held by the enemy, about
12 in number, compelling them all to surrender, thus enabling the defending
forces to re-unite', quote from the London Gazette on 6 September 1915.
L Cpl Grimson was wounded in action on
27 July 1915 and returned to Australia
on 22 November 1915.