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Gordon Escott GABRIEL

Regimental number308A
Date of birth27 September 1885
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMining Engineer Student
AddressDalkeith, Livingstone Road, Petersham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinT W Edmund Gabriel, Inspector's Dept., External Affairs Dept., Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRosebery, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Company Engineers
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 12th Field Company Engineers
Promotion date: 28 October 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: 12th Field Company Engineers
Promotion date: 28 January 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)


Recommendation date: 10 October 1916

FateReturned to Australia 16 November 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'Continuous good services during the recent fighting around POZIERES, where he showed considerable initiative and frequently marked out work and organised parties under heavy fire. 7th August, 1916, to 18th August, 1916, and 31st August, 1916 to 4th September, 1916.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Discharge date12 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

SourcesNAA: B2455, GABRIEL Gordon Escott

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