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Regimental number1749
AddressBurwood Road, Scoresby, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, H Gosbell, Burwood Road, Scoresby, Victoria
Enlistment date5 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work at Herleville Wood on 23 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 30 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Henry Thomas Gosbell on NR
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on the 23rd ay of August, 1918, at HERLEVILLE WOOD. During the attack when a period of wood fighting was in progress, and his men temporarily held up, this N.C.O. under intense Machine Gun and rifle fire made several daring reconnaissances, returning to reorganize his scattered men and leading them forward succeeded in gaining the final objective. Although wounded early in the advance he refused to leave the line and remained on duty until the situation became secure. He showed courage of a very high order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 January 1976

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