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Ernest Lawson GILMOUR

Regimental number3105
Place of birthBaringhup Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressLorne Street, East Caulfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, W H Gilmour, Lorne Street, East Caulfield, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF8
Promotion date: 20 May 1918

Lieutenant


Unit: INF8
Promotion date: 4 September 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Great courage and initiative in re-organisation work and leading section in attack. (Polygon Wood 20 September 1917)'
Recommendation date: 27 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on POLYGON WOOD east of YPRES on 20th September 1917, when portion of the line became disorganised through heavy artillery and machine gun fire, Cpl. GILMOUR showed great courage and initiative in reorganising same, and leading a section forwad to the attack. His courage and initiative at a critical time were invaluable and throughout the action his work was of a very high order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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