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Harold John Francis BOTTRILL

Regimental number2337
Place of birthPayneham, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressPiccadilly Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Marriet Bottrill, Piccadilly Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Enlistment date31 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 8 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on the 5th April 1918 against our positions opposite DERNANCOURT and ALBERT. Throughout the whole period there was continuous work for this Fitter to keep the guns in action. he accomplished his task magnificently working from gun to gun, at times under the severest of enemy shell fire. Great credit is due to this soldier for the marked ability and devotion to duty which he showed during the battle.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 April 1973

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