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Lloyd Tinsley GELL

Regimental number6939
Place of birthGosford, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPostal assistant
AddressFrederick Street, Gosford, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Gell, Frederick Street, Gosford, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 September 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameSignal Troop 2, Reinforcement 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/20/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 11 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAIF Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


'For services during the period from 16 March 1918 to 18 September 1918.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31138 (22 January 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919
Discharge date3 December 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Taken on strength, Engineers Training Depot, Signals Section, Tel el Kebir, 18 April 1916.

Admitted to Government Hospital, Suez, 14 April 1916 (mumps); discharged to duty,, 16 April 1916.

Transferred to Anzac Mounted Division, 25 April 1916; taken on strength, Signal Squadron, Romani, 26 April 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, in the field, 9 May 1917.

Appointed Temporary 2nd Corporal, 29 September 1917; 2nd Corporal, 20 January 1918; Temporary Sergeant, 1 July 1918; Sergeant, 28 July 1918.

Marched out to Moascar to await embarkation to United Kingdom, 5 March 1919.

Mentioned in Despatches.

Embarked Port Said for England, 27 March 1919.

Granted leave with pay and subs, 12 April-12 May 1919 (Non-Military Employment: attending King's College, Liverpool); leave extended to 23 August 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Port Denison', 3 December 1919; disembarked Sydney, 17 November 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 3 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Linsley
Date of death4 June 1979
SourcesNAA: B2455, GELL Lloyd Tinsley

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