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Gordon Roy ASPREY

Regimental number2561
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway clerk
Address'Ashby', Enfield Street, Marrickville
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs E C Asprey, 'Ashby,' Enfield Street, Marrickville
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameRailway Supply Detachment, Army Service Corps 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/35/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 19 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal (Altered to Distinguished Conduct Medal)

Recommendation date: 28 September 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 2 January 1920

FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'He has at all times during nearly four years of active service, including a considerable period daily under fire, carried out his duties most fearlessly and capably. During the many emergencies arising from the operations between March and September 1918, his intense energy and efficiency as the senior N.C.O. contributed in a marked degree to the success of the unit in coping with the tasks allotted. By his fine behaviour and ability he proved himself worthy of the entire confidence of his commanding officer.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinyuished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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