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Francis Joseph GELL

Regimental number656
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
OccupationPaperhanger and signwriter
Address157 Myers Street, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Gell, 157 Myers Street, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military service9th AGA; Served in Australian AGA.
Enlistment date30 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHeavy Artillery Group 36, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Group
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingSt Jeuns
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialYpres Reservoir Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 85), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Jessie GELL, Mercer Street, Geelong, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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