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Gordon Rankin INGLIS

Regimental number32
Place of birthWilliamstown, Victoria
SchoolWilliamstown State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Address44 Railway Crescent, Williamstown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Inglis, 44 Railway Crescent, Williamstown, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed 5 years with Scottish Regiment, Victoria; no longer serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name5th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateDied of disease; secondary fate: DOW 24 January 1918
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death24 January 1916
Age at death24
Place of burialSwansea (Danycraig) Cemetery (Row I, Grave No. 594), Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
44
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Lydahlia INGLIS, 44 Railway Crescent, Williamstown, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Found guilty, 10 April 1915, of being absent from parade, Mena (divine service), 4 April 1915: reduced to the rank of Lance Corporal.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 26 April 1915 (gun shound, left lung and arm); transferred to Alexandria and admitted to 17th General Hospital, 30 April 1915; to United Kingdom, 23 September 1915, and admitted to 3rd Western General Hospital, Cardiff, Wales, 5 October 1915 (wounds severe)

Died in Red Cross Hospital, Swansea, 24 January 1916, following an operation to remove bullet in left lung.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, INGLIS Gordon Rankin

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