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Jack Clifford GILLAM

Regimental number1826
Place of birthTenterden Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, John Pretions Gillam, Cranbrook, Western Australia
Enlistment date27 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 9 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Bray on 26 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 3 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On the 26th August, 1918, east of BRAY, during a daylight attack the troops came under heavy shell and machine gun fire. The Platoon to which this man belonged was temporarily hung up by an enemy machine gun. GILLAM crawled round the flanks, rushed the machine gun crew, killed the two Gunners, and captured the gun. The gallant act enabled the Platoon to continue its course with very few casualties. Throughout the operations this N.C.O. skilfully led his Section with great determination to the final objective.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 655 Trooper Hubert Evelyn GILLAM, 10th Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds, 29 August 1915; 618 Pte Sydney Davenport GILLAM, 10th Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds, 29 August 1915; Cousin: 1825 Pte Charles Thomas GILLAM, 44th Bn, died of wounds, 3 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 June 1962

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