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Herbert Roy GOLLAN

Regimental number2
Date of birth--/07/1892
Place of birthGawler South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationNewspaper reporter
AddressTalbot, Street, Newtown, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, R H Gollan, 19 Elizabeth Street, West Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date19 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name3rd Light Horse Brigade, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/3/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF58
Promotion date: 1 June 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: INF54
Promotion date: 4 October 1916

Captain


Unit: INF56
Promotion date: 21 May 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 24 October 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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