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Ernest James GERARD

Regimental number19724
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPacker
AddressWaverley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 4"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Gerard, 25 Sandhurst Drive, Stramnallas Road, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 March 1918
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 March 1918
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameStaff for No.1 Hospital Ship 'Karoola'
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/104/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Karoola on 14 July 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 18 December 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 20 May 1916
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 27 May 1916
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 10 August 1916
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 19 August 1916
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 9 December 1916
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 25 April 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board No1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 10 September 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 12 September 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 23 January 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 23 March 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 12 June 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 18 September 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 26 February 1919
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Karoola on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollNo 1 Hospital Ship Staff
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Other details

War service: Taken on strength of No 4 Australian General Hosptial, Randwick, 26 April 1918; struck off strength, 27 May 1918. Taken on strength of No 1 Australian Hospital Ship 'Karoola', Melbourne, 12 June 1918.

Returned to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 8 October 1918, and discharged, Sydney (completed service).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GERARD Ernest James

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