The AIF Project

Andrew Conill GOVE

Regimental number2600
Place of birthGoindon Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMortar engineer
Address21 Roseby Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, D. Gove, 35 Devonham Gardens, Aberdeen, Scotland
Enlistment date13 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Crossed through)


Recommendation date: 16 August 1916

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 16 February 1917

Unspecified


Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Andrew Coull Gove on NR
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He entered an enemy dugout, and, single handed, captured five prisoners. Later he repeatedly carried bombsa to the front line under intense fire. On another occasion, at great personal risk, he extinguished a fire which broke out in a bomb of bombs.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

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