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Thomas Richard GILDAY

Regimental number2131
Place of birthBathurst, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressJersey Avenue, Penshurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs F Gilday, Jersey Avenue, Penshurst, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 14 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF13
Promotion date: 1 August 1918


Unit: INF13
Promotion date: 1 November 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 9 December 1916


Recommendation date: 18 January 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 16 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 21 May 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He took command of his platoon and inspired his men by his fine personal example. He personally covered the withdrawal.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Family/military connectionsUncle: 4464 Lance Corporal Herbert Leslie ELVIN, 3rd Bn killed in action, 10 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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