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Bernard Benedict GILHOOLY

Regimental number1921
Place of birthMalta
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressGundurimba via Lismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinSister, Miss Eilene Gilhooly, 17 Owen Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 13), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
17
Medals

Military Medal

'On 31st July 1917, No. 1921 gunner B.B. GILHOULEY, accompanied the Advanced intelligence Officer, 2nd Lieut. L.P. LEARY RFA, with the first wave of the Infantry of the 16th Division in the attack. This man made repeated journeys through the intense hostile barrage between the intelligence Officer and cable head all other means of communication having failed. it was almost entirely due to the fearlessness and perseverance displayed by Gunner GILHOULEY that information was sent back.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 9
Date: 24 January 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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