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Lenneth Roy GIBSON

Regimental number562
Place of birthGoulburn New South Wales
Address2 Railway Cottage, Narrabri West, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, J Gibson, Post Office, Narrabri West, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Westhoek on 20 September 1917.
Recommendation date: 25 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 September 1919

Military Medal

'Throughout the whole action of 20th September 1917 near WESTHOEK this stretcher bearer carried casualties from front line to rear through intense shell fire. On two occasions he went forward from our line into our own barrage and bandaged and carried back wounded men who were lying there. He refused to rest and set a splendid example to all by his disregard for danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 66
Date: 2 May 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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