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Gilbert Thurgate LOVETT

Place of birthNew Town, Tasmania
SchoolChurch of England Grammar School, Melbourne, Victoria
Other trainingHobart University, TAS
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressElderslie, Newtown, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Minnie Lowett, Elderslie, Newtown, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the Tasmanian Volunteer Infantry, Hobart.
Enlistment date14 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name22nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches (Awarded)


'Conspicuous good work as Brigade Intelligence Officer during period February to September 1917. Has consistently shown great devotion to duty in obtaining important information.'
Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

Mention in Despatches


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

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was a Junior and Senior Public Scholar and gained a Bachelor of Science at Hobart University.
FateKilled in Action 1 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28
Place of burialLa Kreule Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 8), Hazebrouck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
53
Other detailsMedals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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