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Jack William GELL

Regimental number98
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressHawkesbury College, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, W.T. Gell, Garrison Engineer, Simla Hills, India
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
The Machine Gun Section of 31st Bn left from Melbourne on two ships, HMAT A62 'Wandilla', embarking on 9 November 1915, and HMAT A41 'Bakara', embarking on 5 November 1915. From the Embarkation Rolls it is not possible to distinguish on which ship an individual sailed.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A61 Bakara on 5 November 1915
The Machine Gun Section of 31st Bn left from Melbourne on two ships, HMAT A62 'Wandilla', embarking on 9 November 1915, and HMAT A41 'Bakara', embarking on 5 November 1915. From the Embarkation Rolls it is not possible to distinguish on which ship an individual sailed.
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 5 MG Btn
Promotion date: 23 September 1918

Lieutenant


Unit: 5 MG Btn
Promotion date: 1 March 1919

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919

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