Frederick George GILLESPIE

Regimental number4688
Place of birthCobargo New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCobargo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs D Gillespie, Cobargo, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 13 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'For excellent work with his Lewis Gun duriing enemy attack at Lagnicourt, his skill and determination, despite heavy enemy fire, being one of the main factors in the turning point.'
Recommendation date: 25 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 26 September 1917

Military Medal

'Lance Corporal GILLESPIE, of the Lewis gun Section, did excellent work with his Lewis Gun in repelling the enemy attack on the 15th April 1917 at LAGNICOURT. He showed great skill and determination in the handlding of his gun and team and was one of the main factors in the turning point of the enemy's advance. He brought fire to bear on the enemy with excellent results and showed complete disregard fo hostile machine gun and rifle fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal