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William Robert GATHERCOLE

Regimental number20130
Place of birthWest Melbourne Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarrier
Address104 Hawke Street, West Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs M E Gathercole, 104 Hawke Street, West Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 32
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 8 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1917
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry in action during the operations on the SOMME between BRAY and CLERY from August 22nd to September 3rd, 1918. Sergeant GATHERCOLE has been constantly in action with his battery, and has been conspicuous for his gallant bearing under heavy hostile shell fire. This reliability under fire was of the greatest value to his battery.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No.
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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