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Geoffrey Gordon DUNHILL

Regimental number8377
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolWalkerville Public School, SA
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressFuller Street, Walkerville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Fanny Dunhill, Fuller Street, Walkerville, South Australia
Previous military service34th Battery Australian Field Artillery; Served in the Senior Cadets and Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date2 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 18
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 17 February 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWon Military Medal for conspicuous bravery on the field.
FateDied of wounds 26 October 1917
Place of death or woundingZillebeke, near Ypres, Belgium
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
14
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph Henry and Fanny DUNHILL, Fuller Street, Walkerville, South Australia
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Family/military connectionsCousin: 87 Pte Joseph Raymond STEAD, 32nd Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916; Lieut Avelyn Clarence DUNHILL MC, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 6 May 1919.

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