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Archibald William George GILLARD

Regimental number1604
Place of birthPlymouth, England
SchoolConcord Publi School, New South Wales
Age on arrival in Australia9
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCanister maker
AddressBray's Road, Mortlake, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.8
Height5' 4"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Gillard, Bray's Road, Mortlake, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Cadets, Compulsory Military Training scheme; 2 years in the 18th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; left to enlist in the AIF..
Enlistment date13 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 August 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameLight Trench Mortar Battery, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/130/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death20.8
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 37), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in St Thomas Cemetery (Section 42 Grave 8A), Enfield, New South Wales. Parents: George and Bessie GILLARD, 'Beaumont', Burwood Road, Concord, New South Wales. Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GILLARD Archibald William George

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