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Gordon * LINSLEY

Regimental number325
Other NamesLINSLEY, Gordon~
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinLeichhardt Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT Malwa on 21 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: ART Div 4
Promotion date: 15 August 1916

FateDied of wounds 7 April 1918
Place of burialDoullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1 (Plot VI, Row A, Grave No. 29), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
16
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Evangeline LINSLEY, 100 Leichhardt, Waverley, New South Wales. native of Kempsey, New South Wales
Medals

Military Cross

''For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack on a position, when his battalion was under a very heavy and accurate shell fire. The control post was blown in by a shell, but he continued to direct and control the fire of the battalion in the open until he was severely wounded. His splendid courage under heavy fire and at a most critical time, was invaluable to his battalion and a fine example to his men.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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