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Gordon Bulkely GAVIN

Regimental number6188
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
SchoolLongreach State and Longreach Presentation Convent (Catholic)
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationOverseer
AddressLongreach, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, John A Gavin, Longreach, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 September 1916
Place of enlistmentLongreach, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A75 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Gavin Gordon Gavin on NR
Place of death or woundingZonnebeke, Belgium
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialYpres Reservoir Cemetery (Plot VII, Row B, Grave No. 1A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
107
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Rose GAVIN, (nee Le Poer), Bulkeley House, Longreach, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6191 Lance Corporal James Tinnock Bulkeley GAVIN, 26th Bn, killed in action, 4 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GAVIN Gordon Bulkely

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