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Richard Ernest TREBILCOCK

Date of birth30 June 1880
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKerang, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs Hester Eustace Trebilcock, 'Severnside', Malvern Road, East Malvern, Victoria
Previous military service67th Infantry
Enlistment date1 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name38th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion


Unit: 38th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 May 1916

FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his company with great dash to its objective, greatly inspiring the men by his disregard of danger and his cheerfulness under heavy fire, and other trying conditions. He consolidated and held his post for over two days, by his determination and courage greatly assisting the efficient conduct of the whole operation.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2150 Sergeant Frank TREBILCOCK, 38th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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