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Reginald Henry GILL

Place of birthEngland
SchoolOvingdean and Worcester, England
Other trainingOfficer in Mercantile Marine, P and O Coy.
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Valala', 16 Essex Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs Laura Jane Gill, 'Valala', 16 Essex Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Garrison Artillery as Lieutenant.
Enlistment date16 September 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name28th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 18 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 8 June 1916

FateKilled in Action 28 September 1917
Place of death or woundingRennighelst
Age at death35
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated (marble tablet) in St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, Western Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the glory of God. The Choir Vestry was erected A.D. 1922 in grateful memory of the men from this parish who gave their lives for God and King and Country in the Great War 1914-1919. "Their name liveth for evermore."'

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and good work when in charge of Battalion Scouts. On one occasion he cut wire to within five yards of an enemy post,and then successfully withdrew his party. On another he guided an assaulting party up to the point in the enemy trenches selected for a raid.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176
Date: 30 November 1916

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross,British War Medal, Victory Medal

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