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Ernest GASTER

Regimental number7010
Place of birthPeckham, London, England
SchoolCamberwell Grammar School, England
Age on arrival in Australia40
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFire insurance surveyor
AddressCremorne, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinBrother, H Gaster, Lloyds Bank Ltd, 222 Strand, London W, England
Previous military serviceServed as 2nd Lieutenant in 13th Northumberland Fusiliers.
Enlistment date7 July 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 19 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 23 October 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death43
Age at death from cemetery records43
Place of burialTourgeville Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row E, Grave No. II), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
85
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on St James' Roll of Honour, Sydney, New South Wales: '"He that loseth his life for my sake shall find it." Matthew 10:39. In memory of those associated with St James' Church who gave their lives in the Great War.' Parents: Rev. Thomas and Mrs Selina GASTER, Peckham, London, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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