One Name Study of Gronow / Gronnow / Goronwy

One Name Study of Gronow / Gronnow / Goronwy

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Thomas David Gronow MC
1890 – 1977
2nd Lieutenant C. Company 2nd Battalion Border Regiment.
Loving son of Cornelius Gronow & Mary Jane Hughes Beloved husband of Violet Maud Reynolds

Thomas Gronow was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal – “For conspicuous gallantry on the 16th May 1915 at Festubert when he assisted to carry back several wounded men into safety under heavy fire and later when all the regular bomb throwers had been killed, he with great coolness and courage, used bombs to his best ability” London Gazette, 5th August 1915.
He was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry for his actions on the 20 January 1917 – “For conspicuous gallantry in action. He carried out a dangerous daylight reconnaissance of the enemy’s position under heavy fire, and brought back most valuable information” – London Gazette 3rd March 1917. He was awarded a Bar to his MC on the 27th February 1917 –“For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in leading an attack against a village. Although his clothing was twice pierced by machine gun bullets, he himself drove back an enemy machine gun team which was holding up the advance”-London gazette 17th April 1917.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello, this is my great-grandfather. I communicated to you a few years ago and you were able to give wonderful information about my family. You may be interested in the Facebook which has a Gronow group in it. Most members are 20 somethings from all over the world. It is worth a look.
Regards and thanks for your efforts.
Mark Gronow

Anonymous said...

Mark was your great grandfather Thomas Gronow ever a school teacher in Melbourne, Australia.

Anonymous said...

Yes, my great grandfather was mathematics teacher. I am told that he was the Principal of Melbourne Technical College. I would be interested if you have any knowledge of his professional life.

Tony said...

Thomas Gronow was my Science teacher at Gardenvale Central School in 1959/1960. I would like to know more about him after his arrival in Australia in the 1920's.

Anonymous said...

this Thomas Gronow,(my grt grandfather) is probably the same. I do not know where he taught at that time he was living in Oakleigh and would have been very close to retirement. I new him as an old man when I was a young boy. I can offer further information if this is the same person. Can you offer more information

C D Gronow said...

"this Thomas Gronow,(my grt grandfather) is probably the same. I do not know where he taught at that time he was living in Oakleigh and would have been very close to retirement. I new him as an old man when I was a young boy. I can offer further information if this is the same person. Can you offer more information"

Then get in touch, my contact details are on this blog, I cannot contact you as you have chosen to be Anonymous

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