|Place of birth||Toowoomba, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, James Gavin, Peechey, Crows Nest Line, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Toowoomba, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||5th Light Horse Regiment, 26th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/10/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 1566 Pte George GAVIN, 5th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 1 January 1919; 482 Lance Corporal James GAVIN, 31st Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916; 2341 Gunner John Joseph GAVIN, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 14 January 1919; 3262 Pte Stephen GAVIN, Australian Mounted Division Train, returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.|
War service: embarked Melbourne, 10 May 1917; disembarked Suez, 20 June 1917.
Transferred from Isolation Camp to 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 26 July 1917.
Transferred to 5th Light Horse Regiment, 30 July 1917.
Wounded in action, 2 May 1918 (gun shot wound, hand); remained at duty.
Admitted to Port Said Rest Camp, 12 August 1918; marched into 5th Light Horse Details, 1 September 1918; rejoined 5th Light Horse Regiment, 10 September 1918.
Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Madras', 28 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 3 August 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged, 29 September 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GAVIN Patrick Joseph|