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Henry Joseph GAINGE

Regimental number1395
Place of birthNorth Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMachinist
Address11 Westbourne Street, West Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs N Gainge, 71 Westbourne Street, West Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the 5th Australian Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; free discharge.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSt Kilda, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A27 Southern on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Ammunition Column
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Divisional Orders


Valuable rescue work at Ouderdom 30 September 1917, showing conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty.
Recommendation date: 1 October 1917

FateKilled in Action 25 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot XII, Row B, Grave No.11), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
21
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Mary GAINGE, 11 Westbourne Street, Brunswick, Victoria. Native of Melbourne
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GAINGE Henry Joseph

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