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Carl Beeston GOW

Regimental number2261
Date of birth--/03/1889
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
OccupationMail order manager
AddressNobbys Road, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Robert Gow, Nobbys Road, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF55
Promotion date: 2 August 1916


Unit: INF55
Promotion date: 9 February 1917


Unit: INF55
Promotion date: 2 August 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 11 November 1916

Mention in Despatches

Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 24 October 1918

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

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