Herbert Henry LILLEY

Regimental number1946
Place of birthUnley South Australia
Addressc/o Mrs E Gare, Florence Street, Goodwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, Miss Agnes Lilley, c/o Mrs E Gare, Florence Street, Goodwood, South Australia
Enlistment date24 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Morea on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Westhoek Ridge on 21 September 1917.'
Recommendation date: 23 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919

Military Medal

'During attack operations near WESTHOEK east of YPRES on 20th September, 1917, Sapper PEACOCK was one of a sapper wiring party detailed to construct a strong point in the second objective. Owing to the non arrival of a portion of the wiring stores, the wiring was in danger of not being completed. In face of exceedingly heavy enemy shelling of that area, Sapper PEACOCK showed great coolness, resource and energy in salvaging wire and pickets from old enemy wiring, and carrying them on to the job. This action enabled the wiring to be successfully completed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918