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Arthur John GELSTON

Regimental number4146
Place of birthHawthorne Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressClifton Street, Hawthorn, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Gelston, Clifton Street, Hawthorn, South Australia
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and initiative in command of a platoon during the operation ner Le Verquier north west of St. Quentin, on 18th September 1918. On reaching his objective, he left a small party to mop up the trench, and, with the remainder of his platoon, moved ahead, when he encountered a strong party of the enemy. With his Lewis gun be brought fire to bear on them, all of whom became casualties or surrendered.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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