Journal of the Australian War Memorial - Issue 28
The Australian Archives has released record holdings information from the Australian Archives database on its web site. People can find descriptions of record series and of the agencies and people who have created them.
Information on the records can be found on the National Archives of Australia home page at: http://www.naa.gov.au
Dr Albert Moran, Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Humanities at Griffith University, is researching a biography of the Australian television producer Reg Grundy. If any readers are able to offer suggestions as to how Dr Moran may be able to gather more information beyond the facts already known (detailed below), please contact him at:
Faculty of Humanities
Nathan QLD 4111
Telephone: (+61 7) 3844 9018
Facsimile: (+61 7) 3844 4757
Details already known about Reg Grundy's military career:
Reg Grundy served in the Australian Army between 1941 and 1946 (Service Number: N218629).
23 December 1941: Reginald Grundy enlisted in the Citizen Military Forces and was posted to 1st Cavalry Dvision (5A) Signals at Allendale.
11 March 1942: Qualified as a clerk and made a Specialist Group III Clerk.
30 August 1942: Enlisted for Universal Service at 1B Waverly Park.
8 September 1942: Posted to District Accounts Office, Sydney (employed as a clerk).
1 November 1943: Promoted to Corporal.
20 September 1944: Promoted to Sergeant.
- 1 August 1946: Discharged because of demobilisation.
The 1st Cavalry Regiment did not see active duty in any of the theatres of war. Grundy spent most of his Army time as a pay clerk in the Signals Unit stationed at the Waverley Barracks in Sydney.