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Gilbert Arthur HENRY

Regimental number1975
Place of birthTamworth New South Wales
AddressTenterfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Thomas Henry, snr, Cobborn Creek, Woolbrook, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuously efficient and gallant service, and devotion to duty, during the period 16th September, 1918 to 11th November, 1918. Corporal HENRY has invariably displayed gallantry, determination, leadership and devotion to duty in action. He has particularly distinguished himself by his excellent work when in charge of a Lewis Gun Section. This Non Commissioned Officer has also done very good work when out of the line. He has been a most inspiring example to his comrades by whom he is held in the highest esteem.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 July 1962
Age at death69
Place of burialTexas Cemetery, Queensland

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