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William GILLON

Regimental number2570
Place of birthHamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland
SchoolState School, Western Australia
Age on arrival in Australia5
OccupationMonoline operator
Address1211 Robert Street, South Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinSister, Annie Kerr Gillon, PO, York, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 August 1916
Place of enlistmentKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Unit name43rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Age at death36
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot IX, Row D, Grave No. 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Marjorie GILLON. Native of Hamilton, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 9 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917; marched into 11th Training Bn, 5 February 1917.

Marched into 10th Training Bn, Sutton Mandeville, 5 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 January 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 2 January 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 4 January 1918; taken on strength of 43rd Bn, in the field, 5 January 1918.

Detached to Training School, 9 February 1918; rejoined unit, 3 March 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GILLON William

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