|Date of birth|
|School||Scotch College, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Address||22 Glassford Street, Armadale, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, James Lillie, 22 Glassford Street, Armadale, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served in Scotch College Cadets; 2 yers in 46th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Rank on enlistment||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit name||5th Battalion, H Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/22/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Captain|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
DSO or MC
'Remarkable coolness & good leadership, Pozieres, 25 July 1916.'
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Listed on The Associated Stock & Station Agents of Melbourne Roll of Honour.|
Distinguished Service Order
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Promoted Lieutenant, 26 May 1915.
Admitted to Field Ambulance, 13 June 1915; transferred to Hospital, Malta, 20 June 1915 (diarrhoea); to Blue Sisters Hospital, Malta, 20 June 1915; to England, 7 July 1915, and admitted to Hospital, Devonport, 20 July 1917; discharged from hospital (date not recorded); proceeded to rejoin Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 November 1915; disembarked Lemnos, 3 December 1915; joined Bn, Gallipoli, 7 December 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Detached to School of Instruction, Serapeum, 5 February 1916; rejoined Bn, 28 February 1916.
Promoted Captain, 12 March 1916.
Admitted to Divisional Rest Station, France, 24 February 1917 (phimosis) discharged to duty, 5 March 1917.
Wounded in action, 4 October 1917 (gun shot wound, neck and face), and admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, and transferred to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, and then to Ambulance Train No 20; admitted to 20th General Hospital, Camiers; to England, 12 October 1917, and admitted to Prince of Wales Hospital, Marylebone, London, 13 October 1917 (shrapnel wound, neck and face: severe); discharged from hospital to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 11 December 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 29 December 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 2 January 1918.
Detached to 1st Division Rest Camp, 1 March 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 8 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 23 March 1918.
Rejoined 5th Bn, in the field, 1 April 1918.
Seconded for duty with Overseas Training Brigade, England, 29 July 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 3 December 1918; rejoined Bn, 24 December 1918.
Marched out to England, 17 April 1919.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 28 April 1919; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 17 May 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 20 days.
Granted leave with pay and subs, 11 July-31 October 1919 (Non-Military Employment: studying wool, Leeds University).
Appointment terminated (discharged) in England, 1 November 1919, but to take effect from 31 December 1919.
Medals: Distinguished service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalAlso served in World War II: called up for full time duty, 30 Jul;y 1941; appointed Commanding Officer, 30th Australian Infantry Bn, 11 August 1942; CO, 5th Australian Infantry Bn, 5 November 1942; appointment terminated, 8 December 1943, and transferred to Reserve of Officers.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, LILLIE Cyril McEachern|