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William Henry Gilbert SEGRAVE

Regimental number2168
Place of birthKilkenny Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationInsurance inspector
Address317 Danks Street, Middle Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinC R Segrave, 17 Gordon House Road, Hamstead, London, England
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name3rd Field Artillery Brigade, Military District 3 and Military District 6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A2 Geelong on 19 September 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board TRANSPORT A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollComissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Ammunition Column
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as forward obervation officer. He established communication under very difficult conditions. He obtained and transmitted most valuable information, and assisted in the capture of six prisoners and a number of enemy maps. He showed a splendid initiative and disregard of danger.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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