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Cecil Spencer GOSS

Regimental number1042
Place of birthRoss Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o John Goss, Ross, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, John Goss, Ross, Tasmania
Enlistment date26 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name15th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: "26-27 March 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in command of a company, he brushed aside enemy patrols and snipers, and established such a well selected position that he smashed an enemy attack with Lewis gun and rifle fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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