Edward Norcliffe GABBETT

Regimental number845
Place of birthDrouin, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressStradbroke via Sale, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 7"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lilian B Gabbett, Stradbroke via Sale, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in Frankston State School Cadet Corps; member for 2 years of Toora Rifle Club. Previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of insufficient teeth.
Enlistment date8 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A57 Malakuta on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 25 November 1917
Discharge date12 February 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2846 Driver Ernest Poole GABBETT, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 7 October 1918; 1167 Pte Norcliffe Esca GABBETT, 23rd Bn, died of wounds, 5 November 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Shadbrook via Sale, Victoria.
Date of death1971
Age at death91
Place of burialSale Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, GABBETT Edward Norcliffe