|Place of birth||Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Sarah Jane Gill, Clonallon Cottage, Belmont Road, Strandtow, Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/26/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 S.S. Omrah on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||9th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Ionian' and proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 2 March 1915.
Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 13 August 1915, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station (diarrhoea); to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Lemnos, 13 August 1915; transferred to base details, Mudros, 27 August 1915.
Admitted to Reading War Hospital, England, 17 September 1915.
Found guilty in London, 23 November 1915, of being absent without leave, 19 November, to 23 November 1915: awarded 120 hours of detention; forfeited total of 5 days' pay; marched into Depot, Abbey Wood, 24 November 1915; moved out to Montevideo Depot, Weymouth, 5 April 1916; taken on strength of Montevideo Depot, Weymouth, 5 May 1916.
Found guilty at Weymouth, 9 June 1916, of breaking out of camp and being absent without leave, 9.30 am, 31 May, to 6.00 am, 9 June 1916: awarded 10 days' detention; forfeited total of 10 days' pay; discharged from detention to Montevideo Depot, Weymouth, 18 June 1916; moved out to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 28 June 1916.
Admitted to General Hospital, 30 June 1916 (scabies); discharged to 3rd Training Bn, 21 July 1916.
Found guilty, 7 August 1916, of being absent without leave from parade, 8.45 am: awarded 2 days' confinement to camp. Proceeded to France from Perham Downs, 9 August 1916; marched into 1st Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, 11 August 1916.
Found guilty at Etaples, 16 August 1916, of being (1) out of bounds, (2) being in Paris without a pass, and (3) not in possession of appropriate army material contrary to standing orders, 15 August 1916: awarded 7 days' confinement to barracks; moved into the field, 20 August 1916; taken on strength of 9th Bn, 28 August 1916; temporarily attached to 1st Pioneer Bn, 28 September 1916; rejoined unit from detachment, 28 September 1916; appointed Lance Corporal, 11 February 1917.
Wounded in action, 24 February 1917; admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 25 February 1917 (gun shot wound, foot); transferred to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 February 1917; to Ambulance Train, 26 February 1917; admitted to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 27 February 1917. Embarked Calais on HS 'Dieppe' and proceeded to England for further treatment, 1 March 1917; admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Brighton, 2 March 1917; discharged on furlough, 7 June 1917. Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 27 June 1917.
Found guilty at Perham Downs, 28 June 1917, of being absent without leave, 5.30 pm, 22 June, to 4.00 pm, 27 June 1917: reprimanded by superior officer; forfeited total of 6 days' pay.
Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 17 August 1917 (venereal disease); discharged to Convalescent Training Company, 11 September 1917 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 26 days); marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 18 September 1917 (classified C1.IA3); reclassified A3, 10 December 1917; attached for duty with Australian Provost Corps, Tidworth, 1 June 1918; detached from duty with Australian Provost Corps, 12 June 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 13 June 1918.
Found guilty at Sutton Veny, 21 June 1918, of being absent without leave, 10.00 am, 14 June, to 9.00 pm, 19 June 1918: admonished by superior officer; forfeited total of 6 days' pay.
Found guilty at Sutton Veny, 10 July 1918, of being absent without leave, 9.45 pm, 7 July, to 10.30 pm, 8 July 1918: reprimanded by superior officer; forfeited total of 2 days' pay; marched into Longbridge Overseas Training Brigade, Deverill, 15 July 1918.
Proceeded to France through Folkestone, 8 August 1918; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 10 August 1918; moved into the field, 12 August 1918; rejoined unit from hospital, 15 August 1918; moved in from the field, 3 October 1918. Embarked Havre and proceeded to England, 13 October 1918; disembarked Southampton, 14 October 1918.
Commenced return to Australia onboard HT 'Durham', 23 October 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 23 December 1918, for onward travel to 1st Military District. Discharged Brisbane, 24 February 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GILL John|