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Theodore Emil GYSIN

Regimental number29460
Place of birthNaedenburg Switzerland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
Address71 Lake Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinBrother, M Gysin, Basle, Switzerland
Enlistment date2 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentSergeant (Wheeler)
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 118
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/136/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 3 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAACC
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

For conspicuous gallantry at Battle Wood near Hill 60 South East of Ypres on 19 March 1918.
Recommendation date: 22 March 1918

Conspicuous courage and devotion to duty, setting splendid example and rendering valuable services. (East of Ypres 6 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Though severely burnt on both legs by a bursting gas shell, he remained on duty, moving from gun to gun under heavy fire, often getting them into action when they would otherwise have been sent back for repair. Though suffering terribly he refused to leave his post until the operations had quietened down.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Date of death4 September 1953

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