|Place of birth||Melbourne Victoria|
|School||King Street State School, West Melbourne, Victoria|
|Other training||Tecjnical School Latrobe Street, West Melbourne, Victoria|
|Address||West Melbourne, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, Alex R Gunn, 26 Jeffcott Street, West Melbourne, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 1 years in Senior Cadets, West Melbourne.; rejected for enlistment in Citizen Military Forces on account of height.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||46th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/63/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||46th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Age at death from cemetery records||19|
|Place of burial||Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row C, Grave No. 44), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Alexander and Isabella GUNN, Carramar Avenue, Coolangatta Road, East Camberwell, Victoria. Native of West Melbourne|
|Family/military connections||Brother-in-law: 21934 Gunner Arthur Edward PITTARD, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 15 February 1918; Cousin: 1355 Lance Corporal Walter Alexander GUNN, 19th Bn, killed in action, 14 November 1916;|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Admitted to No 2 Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 19 May 1916 (not yet diagnosed); discharged, 21 May 1916 (no further details recorded).
Embarked Alexandria, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916.
Found guilty, 12th Training Bn, Codford, 9 November 1916, of (1) breaking camp; (2) being absent without leave from 0630, 6 November, till 1245, 8 November 1916 (3 days): awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of a total of 13 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 4 February 1917; jointed 46th Bn, in the field, 12 February 1917.
Wounded in action, 16 February 1917, and admitted to 12th Australian field Ambulance; transferred same day to 1/1 South Midland Casualty Clearing Station (shrapnel wound, head).
Died of wounds, 21 February 1917.
Statement, Red Cross File No 1230602E, Sister-in-charge, 1/1 South Midland Casualty Clearing Station, France, 31 March 1917: 'Pte. D.I. [sic] Gunn was admitted on the 15th.2.17. wounded by shell in the Head [sic] and he died on the 21st. His mother was written to at once. He left no messages and the end was peaceful.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GUNN Donald James
Red Cross File No 1230602E