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Niel Henry GIBSON

Regimental number4001
Date of birth--/--/1879
Other NamesGIBSON, Neil Henry
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs E G Gibson, Bond Street, Caulfield, Victoria
Enlistment date21 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: ART Div 5
Promotion date: 30 November 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: ART Div 5
Promotion date: 28 February 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 12 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 22 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 8th June 1917 whilst the 114th Battery position was being heavily shelled and had an ammunition dump set on fire this N.C.O. assisted in fighting the fire and keeping it to restricted limits. He was under heavy shell fire and he continued to endeavour to keep the fire from spreading to the Gas Shells until an enemy shell blew up the Gas Shell Dump, when he was withdrawn by the Officer in Charge. By his courage and devotion to duty he st a fine example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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