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Colin George PILLEY

Regimental number2191
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
AddressBernard Street, Claremont, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Edith Pilley, Bernard Street, Claremont, Western Australia
Enlistment date6 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 6 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Refers to 26 March to September 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'During period 26th March to 16th September 1918 this N.C.O., who is a Lewis Gunner, has his own splendid initiative and devotion to duty. During operations he has several times located hostile machine guns and led his section against them, engaging them by fire while his Company advanced. His gallant conduct, ready resourcefulness, and ever cheerful manner have been a splendid example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Date of death29 September 1964

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