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Robert GARTSIDE

Place of birthVictoria
SchoolPrivate Tutor
OccupationOrchardist
AddressElands, Harcourt, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation52
Next of kinWife, Mrs Eliza Gartside, Elands, Harcourt, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed 26 years; saw service in the Boer War as a Lt of the Victorian Bushmen's Corps.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor (Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel)
Unit name8th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 May 1915
Place of death or woundingCape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death8 May 1915
Age at death52
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
53
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Frances GARTSIDE; HUSBAND OF E. GARTSIDE, "Rockbank", 88 Cummingham Street, Westgarth, Victoria. Native Gisborne
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Age at death52

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