Herbert Hilton GELLARD

Regimental number457
Place of birthBathurst New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPlumer Street, East Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ellen Theresa Gellard, Plumer Street, East Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentLance Sergeant
Unit name44th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 28 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous courage and devotion to duty. On night 25th/26th May, 1918, near VILLERS BRETONNEUX, this N.C.O. was in charge of transport carrying barb wire and rations to front line troops. The roads were all heavily shelled with H.E. and gas. As we had advanced our line wire was urgently needed forward. This N.C.O. by his grit and determination succeeded in getting the stores up to the line without sustaining any casualties to men or horses. He set a splendid example of devotion to duty and disregard of personal safety, to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal