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Rosslyn Ewart HENDERSON

Regimental number2046
Place of birthBrighton Vic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Henderson, 309 Auburn Road, Auburn, Victoria
Enlistment date27 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 31 July 1918

Military Medal

'On 31st July 1917, No. 1921 gunner B.B. GILHOULEY, accompanied the Advanced intelligence Officer, 2nd Lieut. L.P. LEARY RFA, with the first wave of the Infantry of the 16th Division in the attack. This man made repeated journeys through the intense hostile barrage between the intelligence Officer and cable head all other means of communication having failed. it was almost entirely due to the fearlessness and perseverance displayed by Gunner GILHOULEY that information was sent back.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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