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Gilbert Major MOREY

Regimental number3366
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor bus proprietor
Address145 Dowling Street, East Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 2.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs J E Venn, 145 Dowling street East, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3366A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records41
Place of burialFromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No 14), France
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 8), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
157
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Major and Emily Major MOREY. Native of New Zealand
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 53rd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Reallotted Regimental Number 3366A.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 12916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 June 1916.

Missing in action, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 2 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

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

Base Records wrote to sister, Mrs J. VENN, 7 October 1920, seeking clarification over which religious emblem [ Cross or Star of David] was 'to be incised on the headstone erected over the late soldier's grave'. Sister replied, from San Francisco, USA, 21 November 1920, saying that she wished 'to have the cross incised on the head stone of my late brothers [sic] grave'.

Originally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 8), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
SourcesNAA: B2455, MOREY Gilbert Major

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