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Gibson Palmer SPOONER

Regimental number7858
Place of birthGrandchester, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCanistermaker
AddressRyan Street, West End, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 10"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, H Spooner, Ryan Street, West End, South Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceYes 1st Battery Australian Field Artillery 3 months No 1 Bett A.F.A? 4 Years Senior Cadets
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1918
Date of death4 August 1921
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Janette SPOONER. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, Queensland
Discharge date3 January 1921
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 18 January 1918; disembarked arrived Melbourne, 4 March 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 3 January 1921.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 August 1921
Age at death23
Place of burialIpswich Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, SPOONER Gibson Palmer

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