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Albert Kimberley GILL

Regimental number1958
Place of birthNorthshields, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPlumber
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 3.5"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alice Gill, 4 Tweedie Street, Coupon Village, Blythe, Northumberland, England
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of defective vision, left eye).
Enlistment date20 November 1916
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Unit nameLight Trench Mortar Battery, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 10 February 1917
An Embarkation Roll for the Light Trench Mortar Battery, 6th Reinforcement, does not appear on the AWM website.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 August 1919
Discharge date10 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 10 February 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 August 1917; taken on strength, 36th Bn, in the field, Belgium, 1 September 1917.

Transferred to 33rd Bn, 30 April 1918.

Commenced return to Australia (with wife and two children)from Liverpool on board HT 'Ceramic', 9 August 1919; disembarked Sydney, 3 October 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 10 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GILL Albert Kimberley

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