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Edward GUNNING

Regimental number1590
Place of birthBairnsdale, Victoria
SchoolWy Yung State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSurveyor
AddressWy Yung PO, Wy Yung via Bairnsdale, Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 11"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinFather, Joseph E Gunning, Wy Yung PO, Wy Yung via Bairnsdale, Gippsland, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Royal Australian Garrison Artillery,
Enlistment date21 December 1914
Place of enlistmentSeymour, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 November 1915
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 30), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
101
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Elizabeth GUNNING, Bairnsdale, Victoria. Native of Wy Yung, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1597 Pte John Charles GUNNING, 24th Bn, returned to Australia, 14 January 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Promoted Sergeant, Gallipoli, 1 September 1915.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, Anzac, 11 October 1915; transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 12 October 1915 (foreign body, left eye); to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt, 18 October 1915; discharged to Australian & New Zealand Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 25 October 1915; discharged to Base Details, Moascar Camp, Ismailia, 29 October 1915; rejoined unit, Anzac, 11 November 1915.

Reported missing, 29 November 1915.

Now, 1 December 1915, reported 'killed in action, 29 November 1915.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsDate on enlistment incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as 21 December 1915.
SourcesNAA: B2455, GUNNING Edward

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