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Arthur Douglas GAUNT

Regimental number7013
Place of birthLaunceston Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressCommercial Bank, Collins Street ,Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Gaunt, 39 Miller Grove, Kew, Victoria
Enlistment date23 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 6 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: [1991] 2nd Lt Frederick Archer GAUNT, 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, returned to Australia, 24 September 1918; Nephew: 105 Sapper Geoffrey Robert IRVINE, 3rd Field Company Engineers, killed in action, 31 July 1915.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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