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Gilbert HARRY

Regimental number634
Date of birth--/01/1891
Place of birthGuernsey Channel Islands
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGunsmith
Address'Brae Lossie', Prosepct Terrace, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinUncle, Captain Alex Junner, 'Brae Lossie', Prosepct Terrace, South Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date13 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentArmourer Sergeant
Unit name26th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF26
Promotion date: 16 August 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: INF26
Promotion date: 9 December 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


'In all his duties in the attack on Pozieres Ridge, he showed great courage and control and rendered valuable services.'
Recommendation date: 16 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous allantry and devotion to duty. He went forward under heavy machine gun and rifle fire to within a hundred yards of the enemy posts, and obtained information which was much required. he displayed fine courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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

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