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Vincent Albert GILL

Regimental number424
Place of birthWarialda New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBingara, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, A Gill, Elcombe via Gravesend, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Provost Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 7 February 1919

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For conspicuously good work and devotion to duty during period 16th September to November 11th, 1918. This Non Commissioned Officer has served with the Provost Corps of this Division for 18 months, and has at all times carried out his duties in a very praiseworthy manner. During the operations on the SOMME, 1918, the cool manner in which he controlled traffic, and collected prisoners of War, often under most trying circumstances, is worthy of recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 1213
Date: 6 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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