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Horace Victor WEIGHILL

Regimental number1123
Place of birthWhitby England
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMark H Weighill, Whitehall, Whitby Yorkshire, England
Enlistment date26 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918

Military Medal

'For conspicuous good conduct and gallantry at LIHONS on 11th August 1918, in making a reconnaissance 600 yards into LIHU WOOD engaging an enemy post from which he was bombed. Lance Corporal WEIGHILL then returned after exhausting his supply of bombs and with a fresh supply again set out in face of strong enemy opposition from rifle fire and bombs. He succeeded in reaching the post, and bombing the garrison, inflicting severe casualties, causing them to evacuate. His action put a stop to sniping on our line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Silver Medal (Serbia)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, Silver Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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