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Reginald Ellard GIBSON

Regimental number3319
Place of birthGrafton New South Wales
AddressGrafton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J H Gibson, Mary Street, Grafton, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 2 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Reginald Allard Gibson on NR

Meritorious Service Medal

'For consistent good work as a C.Q.M.S. over the period February to September 1918 during which he has held this position. In this connection Special Mention may be made of his good work during the operations at DERNANCOURT on the nights of 5th, 6th and 7th April last, when, despite heavy Machine Gun Fire he succeeded in delivering the Company Rations in person each night in the Front Line. Again during the garrisoning of VILLERS BRETONNEUX by his Company he personally delivered supplies daily often under extreme danger and difficulty due to Gas Shell bombardment. As a Company Q.M.S. his work has been exemplary and his Office Books and Records have always been, and are now, kept in a most satisfactory manner and one which clearly indicated his careful and personnel attention to his work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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