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Gregory Francis STALGIS

Regimental number2898
Place of birthNewtown, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolChristian Brothers, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRailway porter
Address87 Darby Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Simon James Stalgis, 87 Darby Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the 34th Infantry (Enmore), Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialFromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr J. & Mrs A. STALGIS, 45 Edgeware Road, Enmore, New South Wales. Native of Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 56th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Transferred to 14th Machine Gun Company, 10 March 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 26 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.

Reported missing, 20 July 1916.

Disc handed over by German authorities. Disc forwarded by Comite International de la Croix Rouge to His Majesty (sic) Minister at Berne.

Previously reported Missing; now Killed in Action, 20 July 1916.

Red Cross File No 8091731: '[Translation] This certifies that we hold a death card Ref: 111, which states that the Australian Prisoner of War 2898, Pte Gregory Francis Stalgis 14th Machine Gun Co., A.I.F. R.C., died on 20/7/16. Identity disc handed in by Inquiry Officer Army Corps 6, on 17.8.16. Stamp, Royal Prussian War Office, Central Inquiry Bureau.'

Effects received from Germany per War Office, 30.9.1919. One parcel (sealed) containing: Letter, poem.

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

Originally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 23), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
Miscellaneous detailsYoungest sister: Eileen Veronica Rose STALGIS
SourcesNAA: B2455, STALGIS Gregory Francis
Red Cross File No 8091731

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