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Gilbert ARNOTT

Regimental number518
Place of birthHamilton, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSaddler
AddressHorsham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, Archibald Arnott, Horsham, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1916
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry at Herleville Wood, 23 August, 1918. This non-commissioned officer went forward with a small bombing party, and got behind the enemy position. He then rushed and bombed the machine guns. Though the enemy fought with stick bombs and rifles he succeeded in knocking out four guns.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 December 1962
Age at death80
Place of burialHorsham Cemetery, Victoria

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