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Regimental number65
Place of birthPerthshire, Scotland
SchoolPublic School, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
AddressFairymead Sugar Co, Bundaberg, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Thomas Gilvear, Glass House Mountains, North Coast Line, Queensland
Enlistment date30 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Machine Gun Company
FateKilled in Action 15 April 1918
Place of death or woundingSailly-le-Sec, Somme Sector, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialBonnay Communal Cemetery Extension (Row A, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Christine GILVEAR, Glasshouse Mountains, North Coast Line, Queensland. Native of Scotland
Family/military connectionsFather: 2867 Pte Thomas GILVEAR, 4th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 15 September 1918; Brothers: 4496 Lance Corporal Alexander Smith GILVEAR, 9th Bn, killed in action, 7 May 1917; 66 Pte John GILVEAR, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 30 June 1918; 2428 Pte Robert GILVEAR, 47th Bn, killed in action, 28 March 1918; 6976 Pte Thomas GILVEAR, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 August 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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