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Lyndhurst Falkiner GIBLIN

Date of birth29 November 1872
Place of birthHobart Tasmania
OccupationFruit grower
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinBrother, Alan V Giblin, Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date7 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name40th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Promotions

Major


Unit: 40th Battalion
Promotion date: 5 September 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 16 June 1917

Companion of the Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: 3 March 1918

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

Brevet Major


Recommendation date: 8 April 1919

FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

''For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his men with great dash and determination to the assult, reaching his objective through intense artillery and machine gun fire. Although wounded early in the day, he remained with his men, rallying them and supervising the consolidation of the captured position. His example of personal courage and devotion greatly inspired his men.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his men with great dash and determination to the assault, reaching his objective through intense artillery and machine gun fire. Although wounded early in the day, he remained with his men, rallying them and supervising the consolidation of the captured position. His example of personal courage and devotion greatly inspired his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsWar Service: Western Front Medals: Military Cross, Distinguished Service Order, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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