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Thomas Charles GILBERT

Regimental number1357
Place of birthTruro England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinSister, Emily Jane Gilbert, 147 Clarendon Road, Holland Park, London, England
Enlistment date19 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 16 November 1915

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 18 June 1916

FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1918

Military Medal

'For remaining at his bombing post at Hill 60, Gallipoli, for 4 days in September 1915 owing to a lack of trained men to relieve him, and materially helping to prevent the Turks from re-occupying a trench taken from them.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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