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William Charles GILBERT

Regimental number348
Date of birth--/09/1887
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
OccupationWell borer
AddressBallarat East, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameMining Corps 1, Company 1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Engineers

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: ENG Div 5
Promotion date: 15 December 1917


Unit: ENG Div 5
Promotion date: 15 March 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Corps Orders

Recommendation date: 28 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and untiring devotion to duty. From 29th September to 1st October 1918, in the vicinity of Bellicourt and Estrees, he repeatedly carried out forward reconnaissances under continuous shell fire, and obtained valuable information on location and condition of wells, roads, cellars and dug-outs, and furnished the first reconnaissance reports of the captured portion of the Bellicourt Tunnel.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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