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George Brumfitt Gibb MAITLAND

Regimental number8315
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStudent
Address3 Ventor Avenue, West Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Andrew Gibb Maitland, 3 Ventor Avenue, West Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Stationary Hospital 2 - Special Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/71/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A34 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


DCM awarded 1 January 1919.
Recommendation date: 1 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'During the action before the retirement of the regiment on 1 May, 1918, from Jisr ed Damie, he attended to the wounded under very heavy shell and machine gun fire, at great personal risk. When the regiment retired, he placed a severely wounded man on his horse and walked out to Black Hill, Jordan Valley, holding the man on the horse whilst climbing up and down almost impossible hills and wadis.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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