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David Joseph GLEESON

Regimental number3549
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
SchoolChristian Brothers College
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
Address127 Holterman Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7.5"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinJ W Gleeson, 127 Holterman Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 20), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
169
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Bridget GLEESON. Native of Townsville, Queensland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 7th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 20 January 1916.

Transferred to 59th Bn, 24 February 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, 15 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported missing in Action, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 august 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 11706121: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GLEESON David Joseph
Red Cross File No 11706121

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