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Gordon Job USHER

Regimental number2435
Place of birthOakbank South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationWheelwright
AddressOakbank, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maria Paulina Usher, Oakbank, South Australia
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'For great gallantry and devotion to duty in the operations of the advance on (Bellingless outposts of the Hindenburg line) September 18th, 1918. CQMS USHER arranged the distribution and issue of rations and ammunition to his company prior to the attack. During the attack CQMS USHER went forward with his Company to find a "C "Company took part in an attack on the right sub-sector of our front, the arrangements had to be made hurriedly and under heavy shell fire. CQMS USHER regardless of his own safety supervised the carrying and detonating of bombs, and throughout the whole history of the Battalion CQMS USHER has stood out as a gallant and reliable man on all occasions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 August 1975

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