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Donald William GILL

Regimental number303
Place of birthStansbury South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFishmonger
AddressCommercial Road, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Jane Gill, Stansbury, Yorke's Peninsula, South Australia
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 12 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 September 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'During the fighting near DERNANCOURT South West of Albert on April 5th 1918 took charge of a Lewis Gun when all the crew were casualties and used it with excellent effect against the advancing enemy. He continued to use the gun with only one assistant until the latter was killed and he himself was wounded. He set a fine example to the men of his platoon.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No.

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 June 1974

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