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John Leslie GOST

Regimental number106
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer
AddressBeeac, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinJohn Gost, Beeac, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in 11th Light Horse Regiment, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 3 September 1915
Discharge date11 March 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, chest), and admitted to HS 'Sicilia', Gaba Tepe, 6 August 1915; transferred to Engypt, and admitted to 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, 12 August 1915.

Commenced return to Austral;ia from Suez on board HT 'Ulysses', 3 September 1915; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 11 March 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death20 July 1950
Age at death58
Place of burialBox Hill Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, GOST John Leslie

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