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Regimental number1996
Place of birthKyabram Victoria
AddressMullundung via Port Albert, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs D Gemmill, Mullundung via Port Albert, Victoria
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'On the night of 19th/20th December, 1915, the final night of the evacuation of Anzac, Pte Gemmill was one of C 3 party of 22nd Battalion. This party consisted of two officers and 17 men who garrisoned about 800 yards of trenches opposite Johnston's Jolly whilst earlier parties were embarking. During this period Gemmill walked along [the] trench firing from different loop holes giving [the] enemy the impression that [the] trench was manned as usual. Since coming to France with No. 2 Pioneer Battalion, Cpl Gemmill has shown great coolness, courage and resourcefulness whilst working under shell fire on several occasions.'

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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