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Gilbert Campbell BRODIE

Regimental number9438
Place of birthMount Gravatt, Queensland
SchoolState School, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Charlotte Annie Brodie, River View Terrace, Fairfield, South Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed as a Sergeant in the Junior Cadets; as Colour Sergeant in the Senior Cadets; and as a Sergeant in the Volunteer Engineers, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name11th Field Company Engineers, Section 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 31 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Company Engineers
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAwarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
FateDied of wounds 26 August 1918
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialChifilly Communal Cemetery Extension (Row A, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Charlotte BRODIE, Riverview Terrace, Fairfield, brisbane, Queensland

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This N.C.O. was in charge of a party detailed to construct a strong point immediately behind the furthest objective. He showed conspicuous gallantry in taking his men through the enemy barrage, and exceptional skill in organizing the work and carrying it to a successful conclusion. His conduct throughout was a very fine example and encouragement to the men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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