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Regimental number3669
Place of birthWoollahra, New South Wales
SchoolWoolahra Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCabinet maker
AddressJenson's Avenue, Watson's Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs W M Gilkes, Jenson's Avenue, Watson's Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Woollahra Division Cadets and as Trooper in 7th Sydney Lancers.
Enlistment date1 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 12 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 24 June 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22
Place of burialLa Kreule Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 12), Hazebrouck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and Winifred GILKES, "Pelham", Double Bay, Woollahra, Sydney
Family/military connectionsGrand uncle: General Wing, killed Verdun.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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