Distinguished Conduct Medal, George VR. (914 Pte. J. Gill. 2/R. Suss: Regt.); 1914-15 Star (GSSR-914 Pte. J. Gill. R. Suss: R.); British War Medal (GSSR-914 Pte. J. Gill. R. Suss. R.), Victory Medal (GSSR-914 Pte. J. Gill. R. Suss. R.). GSSR-914 Private. James Gill Royal Sussex Regiment. EF


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James Gill served with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment in France from 19 January 1915. He was killed in action on 17 March 1915, and is buried in Brown’s Road Cemetery, Festubert.

D.C.M. London Gazette 23 June 1915: ‘For conspicuous gallantry on the 27th of January 1915, at Cuinchy, when he volunteered to remain, for observation purposes, in a forward post, which was being heavily shelled. Later in the day he rescued a wounded man under heavy fire. Mounted on a bar.