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Theodore GURNEY

Regimental number3053
Place of birthReid's Flat, Boorowa, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBurrowa, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Gurney, Rosewood, Reid's Flat, Burrowa, New South Wales
Previous military serviceSenior Cadets (3 months)
Enlistment date1 December 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 September 1916
Place of enlistmentGoulburn, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateDied of disease 18 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialSte Marie Cemetery (Div. 62, Plot V, Row L, Grave No. I), Le Havre, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Louisa GURNEY, "Rosewood", Reid's Flat, New South Wales. Native of Rosewood, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 10 May 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 19 July 1917; marched into 9th Training Bn, Fovant, 20 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 November 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Rouelles, 21 November 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 27 November 1917; taken on strength of 36th Bn, Belgium, 29 November 1917.

Admitted to No 11 Field Ambulance, 27 August 1918, and transferred to No 37 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (dermatitis); to No 33 Ambulance Train, 28 August 1918; to No 6 General Hospital, 29 August 1918; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 10 September 1918; to No 11 Convalescent Depot, 13 September 1918 (abscess, right knee); to No 1 Convalescent Depot, 6 October 1918; to No 40 Stationary Hospital, Harfleur, 12 October 1918 (influenza).

Died, No 40 Stationary Hospital, 18 October 1918 (bronchitis, and pneumonia).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GURNEY Theodore

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