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George Edward GASKELL

Regimental number671
Place of birthPerth Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address384 Napier Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, George Gaskell, 384 Napier Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military service16th AASC
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit nameDivisional Train, No 3 Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 15 July 1918

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 23 July 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and leadership. He made several daring reconnaissance with small parties, and, his patrols during one morning were responsible for the capture of one officer and thirty one other ranks, besides three machine guns. He did splendid service.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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