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Gordon Edington WHITEHILL

Regimental number3304
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationWarehouseman
Address170 Sturt Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Whitehill, 170 Sturt Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For continuous untiring devotion to duty as Company Sergeant Major, and always setting a fine example in smartness and discipline to his Company. In the SOMME, MESSINES and YPRES operations W.O. Whitehill shoed remarkable initiative and efficiency in assuming command when there were heavy officer casualties in the Company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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