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Gilbert Hamilton HAMISTER

Regimental number2788
Place of birthSaddleworth South Australia
OccupationStore assistant
AddressMurray Bridge, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, C C Hamister, Murray Bridge, South Australia
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name12th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Menitorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 6 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For constant devotion to duty during the period 16th/17th September, 1918, to 11th November, 1918 as Orderly Room clerk. This N.C.O. Has carried out the above duties wholeheartedly and has displayed the same constant devotion and reliance under shell fire as he has displayed under all other conditions the Company (3rd A.M.C. Coy.) has experienced. His work has been exemplary.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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