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Regimental number1851
Place of birthRiga, Latvia, Russia
ReligionRussian Orthodox
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinFather, Martin Gaisman, Skulttu, Riga, Russia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 January 1916
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Pioneer Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/13/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 14 April 1916; disembarked Alexandria (date not recorded); embarked Alexandria, 28 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England (date not recorded).

Found guilty, Bhurtpore Barracks, 6 November 1916, of (1) drunkenness; (2) creating a disturbance: awarded forfeiture of 28 days' pay.

Found guilty, Bhurtpore Barracks, 10 February 1917, of when on Active Service being absent without leave from 1230, 3 February, until 2000, 8 February 1917: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited total of 14 days' pay.

Marched in to Pioneer Training Bn, Larkhill, 20 March 1917; transferred to 3rd Bn, 11 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 October 1917; taken on strength, 3rd Bn, Belgium, 20 October 1917.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 29 October 1917 (gun shot wound, left leg), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance and transferred same day to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; to 7th Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, France, 4 November 1917; to England, 15 November 1917, and admitted to County of Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury (wound: severe); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 21 January 1918; discharged on furlough, 23 January 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 6 February 1918.

Admitted to Isolation Camp, Hurdcott, 16 February 1918; discharged, 26 February 1918: total period of treatment for venereal disease: 11 days.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 5 April 1918; disembarked Sydney, 1 June 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 7 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GAISMAN Jan

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