Grimwade, Harold William (1869-1949)

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Grimwade, Harold William, (CMG, CB) (1869-1949)
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Businessman; Pharmaceutical manufacturer; Manufacturer; Pharmacist; Company director
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GRIMWADE BROTHERS: Edward Norton (1866-1945), Harold William (1869-1949), and Sir Wilfrid Russell (1879-1955), businessmen, were sons of Frederick Sheppard Grimwade and his wife Jessie Taylor, née Sprunt,...

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Harold William Grimwade, like his brothers Edward and Wilfred, was a successful business man who helped advance Australia's pharmaceutical, glass, plastics and chemical manufacturing industries. He completed his pharmacy apprenticeship in London and returned to Melbourne to act as warehouse manager at Felton, Grimwade & Co. In 1893 he was made a partner of the firm. In 1910 when their father Frederick Sheppard Grimwade die, he and his two brothers inherited the company. They also inherited substantial interests in their father's many other businesses which included Felton Grimwade & Bickford's of Perth, J. Bosisto & Co., Cuming Smith & Co. Ltd, the Adelaide Chemical and Fertilizer Co. Ltd, and the Melbourne Glass Bottle Works Pty Ltd (later Australian Glass Manufacturers Ltd). In 1912 they established Australian Oxygen Co. which became known as Australian Oxygen and Industrial Gases Pty Ltd. In around 1920. When war broke out in 1914 Harold Grimwade left the company to fight. He become chief embarkation officer for the Australian Imperial Force in Victoria, and then joined the 4th Field Artillery Brigade in 1915. After the war he was appointed general officer commanding Artillery, Australian Corps. From 1926 to 1930 he commanded 4th Division, Australian Military Forces. Grimwade later rejoined the family business becoming chairman of A.C.I. and of Felton Grimwade & Duerdins.

  • Career position - Partner of Felton, Grimwade & Co.
  • Career position - Joined the Australian Imperial Force
  • Career position - Head of the 4th Field Artillery Brigade in Egypt and France
  • Career position - Brigadier General and commander of the 3rd Division Artillery
  • Award - Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
  • Award - Companion of the Order of Bath (CB)
  • Career position - General Officer commanding Artillery, Australian Corps
  • Career position - Commanded 4th Division, Australian Military Forces

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

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Grimwade, Harold William
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Grimwade, Harold William (1869-1949)
    Poynter, J. R.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 9, 126-128

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  1. Aerial view of Marathon Mount Eliza, Victoria
    Butler, Walter Richmond, 1864-1949
    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
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  2. Cottage at Frankston for Major Harold Grimwade / Butler + Bradshaw
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    [ Art work : 1909 ]
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  3. Additions to "Waveney" for Col. Grimwade / Butler and Bradshaw
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    [ Art work : 1913 ]
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  4. Photograph album from the office of W & R Butler
    Kauffmann, John, 1864-1942
    [ Photograph : 1915-1935 ]
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  1. PROBATE JURISDICTION. In the will of The Honorable Frederick Sheppard Grimwade, late of Harleston, Caulfield, near Melbourne, in the State of Victoria, wholesale chemist and druggist, deceased.
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  3. QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY 1980 HONOURS
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Special (National : 1977 - 2012) Saturday 14 June 1980 p 1

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    ... .S.O.) Harold Martin FORD, 17 Thornton Crescent, Casuanna, N T 5792 For public service Mostyn Allen WILLIAMS, 7 ... William Robert HAGBOOM, Dowerin, W A 6461 For community service Harold William HAIMES, 18 Kanowna Avenue, ... 8167 words
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