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Thomas Roy CARGILL

Regimental number7850
Place of birthMongarlowe New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
Address'Myrtlegrove', Mongarlowe via Braidwood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinFather, J B Cargill, 'Myrtlegrove', Mongarlowe via Braidwood, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A45 Bulla on 25 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


For conspicuous gallantry in assisting to extinguish a fire in an ammunition dump while the ammunition was exploding.
Recommendation date: 22 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the afternoon of the 18th May, an ammunition pit was set on fire. Driver CARGILL obtained water and rendered the greatest assistance in extinguishing the fire while the ammunition was exploding and was particularly dangerous owing to the fact that in the dump there was a number of gas shells already fuzed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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