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Arthur Ernest NEILL

Regimental number3113
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKillarney via Warwick, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Neill, Killarney via Warwick, Queensland
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918

Military Medal

'At the Battery position near LONGATTE on the 22nd April 1917 under very heavy shell fire, Corporal NEILL assisted in digging out three men who had been buried in a trench by a bursting shell. Though twice knocked down by concussion of enemy shell bursts, he continued his task till all three men were released. he then assisted in carrying them through a shell swept area to the Dressing Station. Corporal NEILL has previously done good work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: [3160] Lt Bertie James NEILL, 4th Division Artillery, returned to Australia, 1 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 July 1955
Place of burialRichmond Cemetery

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