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Gilbert Gordon COGHILL

Date of birth19 August 1888
Place of birthKempsey New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
Address'Evelyn ', Bunnerong Road, Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Gilbert Coghill, 'Evelyn', Bunnerong Road, Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name35th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
Promotions

Captain


Unit: 35th Battalion
Promotion date: 9 May 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 8 April 1918

Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (Altered to Bar to Military Cross)


Recommendation date: 13 August 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an enemy attack. He showed courage and fine leadership in control of his men, and under heavy fire exposed himself freely while directing fire on the enemy. Finally he withdrew his men in perfect order. He was twice wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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