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Walter Edward GILLETT

Regimental number2416
Place of birthBurford England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationOrchardist
AddressKalamunda, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinWife, Mrs Leila Rose Ada Gillett, Kalamunda, Western Australia
Enlistment date3 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 20 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Traffic Control Detachment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 30 January 1919

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For continued devotion to duty. this N.C.O. as clerk in the DAPM's office, has rendered most faithful and excellent service. During the period September 17th until December 31st, 1918 he has worked very long hours cheerfully and has been in a large measure responsible for the efficient manner in which matters emanating from this office have been dealt with.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

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

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