|Place of birth||Horsham, Victoria|
|School||State School, Preston, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Stafford Street, Midland Junction, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||35|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Harriet Gast, Stafford Street, Midland Junction, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||51st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/68/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||51st Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Villers-Bretonneux, France|
|Age at death||37|
|Age at death from cemetery records||37|
|Place of burial||Longpre-les-Corps Saints British Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 18), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Harriet GAST, Clayton Street, Bellevue, Western Australia. Native of Victoria|
Croix de Guerre (France)
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
War service: Western Front
Embarked Fremantle, 9 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917, and marched in to 13th Training Bn, Codford.
Admitted to Parkhouse Hospital, 21 March 1917; marched in to 13th Training Bn from hospital, 30 March 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 19 April 1917; taken on strength, 51st Bn, in the field, 25 April 1917, and reverted to Private.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 1 October 1917.
On leave to England, 15 February 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 4 March 1918.
Promoted Corporal, 9 March 1918.
Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 25 March 1918 (injured right foot); transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 28 March 1918; discharged to duty, 9 April 1918.
Wounded in action, 24 April 1918 (gun shot wound, thigh); admitted to 2/3 Home Counties Field Ambulance, 25 April 1918; transferred to 55th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 April 1918.
Died of wounds received in action, 26 April 1918.
Awarded Croix de Guerre (France).Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal