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David Andre GERARD

Regimental number2910
Place of birthNewtown, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolNewtown Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressErskineville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 10"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinFather, Emile Gerard, 14 Flora Street, Erskineville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 33rd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date10 July 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death21.7
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 197), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
139
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Emile and Jane GERARD, 398 King Street, Tempe, Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 8 November 1916; admitted to Isolation Hospital, at sea, 12 December 1916; discharged, 16 December 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 5 days; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917, and marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 March 1917; taken on strength, 45th Bn, in the field, 7 June 1917.

Wounded in action, 7 June 1917, and admitted to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 8 June 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName recorded incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as David Andrew GERARD.
SourcesNAA: B2455, GERARD David Andre

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