|Place of birth||Arnidale, New South Wales|
|School||Superior Public School, Armidale, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Beardy Street, Armidale, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Father, Mr H.W. Geldard, Beardy Street, Armidale, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Member, Reservist Rifle Club.|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||4th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/21/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||56th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fromelles, France|
|Age at death||27|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 13), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Henry and Francis GELDARD. Native of Armidale, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Brother:  Lt Herbert Stanley GELDARD MC, 53rd Bn, returned to Australia, 21 March 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength of 56th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Posted missing, 20 July 1916.
Previous report of missing, now, 28 July 1916, to be reported as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 1150408, 3008 Lance Corporal D. BROADHEAD [?] (patient, Musters Road Military Hospital, Nottingham, England), 22 September 1916: 'We were attacking on July 19th and I saw Geldard badly wounded, on a Stretcher (sic). The wound was caused by shell.'
Second statement, 4771 Pte L. DUMONT, C Company, 56th Bn (patient, No 11 General Hospital, Etaples), 25 October 1916: 'I saw him dead at the bottom of Mine Avenue. He had been smashed up by a shell. They were burying some of our ded there, and some by the railway.'
Third statement, 4805 Pte C. HARVEY, 56th Bn (patient, Norfolk War Hospital, Norwich, England), 11 November 1916: 'Informant states that on the 20th July at Fleurbaix, W.H. Geldard was killed by a shell and his body was buried in the small (military) cemetery there.'
Fourth statement, 5180 Pte H.J. ORR, B Company, 56th Bn (patient, 2nd Birmingham War Hospital, Hollymoor, England), 15 November 1916: 'Informant states that on July 20th at Fromelles nr. Armentieres Pte. Geldard was killed in the trenches and was buried by the Pioneers Battalion.'
Fifth statement, 4841 Pte R. MOORE, 56th Bn (patient, 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, England), 17 November 1916: Informant states that Pte. W.H. Geldard was on observation duty on [the] parapet, he was sniped, being insrantly killed. He was buried in a cemetery just behind thetrench called Wye Farm Cemetery at Fleurbaix. Thecasualty happened in the morning, so far as Informant can remember, about 11 o'clock.'
Sixth statement, 4775 Pte F.W. ENDERSBY, B Company, 56th Bn (patient, No 5 General Hospital, Rouen), 2 December 1916: 'Informant states that Geldard was buried in the Churchyard behind the lines at Fromelles. He cannot say which Churchyard but it was the one nearest to the ammunition dump.'
Seventh statement,  Cadet J.T. ADAMS, A Company, 6 OCB, Balliol College, Oxford, England, 18 December 1916: 'It is true as I was the last chap that he spoke to. He was killed by shrapnel and I was one of the chaps that carried him out of the trench.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GELDARD William Henry
Red Cross File No 1150408