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Earle Rupert GILSENAN

Regimental number14436
Place of birthBlayney, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationTelegraphist
AddressParsonage, Victoria Street, Kurri Kurri, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 4.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Alice Gilsenan, Parsonage, Victoria Street, Kurri Kurri, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 April 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameAustralian Wireless Squadron 1, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/16/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A13 Katuna on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Wireless Signal Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 22 March 1919
Discharge date7 June 1919
Other details

War service: Mesopotamia

Embarked Melbourne, 20 June 1916; disembarked Basra, 12 August 1916, and taken on strength of unit.

Proceeded on 1 month's leave to India, 23 April 1918.

Embarked Bombay, 9 June 1918; disembarked Basra, 15 June 1918; rejoined unit, 28 June 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Northbrook', 26 February 1919; disembarked Bombay, 5 March 1919; , and entrained for Calcutta; embarked Calcutta on board HT 'Janus', 22 March 1919arrived Melbourne, 19 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 7 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GILSENAN Earle Rupert

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