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Stephen GAVIN

Regimental number3262
Place of birthCrows Nest New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationShop assistant
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Gavin, Peechey, Crows Nest Line, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date19 February 1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Mounted Divisional Train
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Discharge date17 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 482 Lance Corporal James GAVIN, 31st Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916; 3261 Pte Patrick Joseph GAVIN, 5th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 28 June 1919;
Other details

Enlisted 16 January 1917; discharged, 7 February 1917 (underage: correct age 16 years 7 months).

War service: Egypt, Palestine.

Disembarked Suez, 20 June 1917.

Transferred to Australian Army Service Corps Training Unit, 26 July 1917.

Marched out to Isolation Camp, 4 August 1917; marched out to Australian Army Service Corps Training Depot, 7 August 1917.

Found guilty, 9 August 1917, of when on Active Service neglecting to obey Routine Order in that he passed an Officer and failed to salute: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks.

Marched out to Anzac Divisional Train, 10 October 1917; taken on strength, 3rd Company, 12 October 1917.

Detached for duty to 1st Light Horse Brigade, 14 October 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 20 December 1917.

Admitted to 65th Casualty Clearing Station, 24 May 1918 (tonsilitis); transferred to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, Ludd, 24 May 1918; to 76th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 May 1918; to 47th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 26 May 1918; to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 30 May 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 31 May 1918; to Port Said Rest Camp, 16 June 1918; to AASC Training Depot, Moascar, 26 June 1918; to Divisional Train, 27 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Oxfordshire', 10 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 17 August 1919; discharged, Brisbane, 17 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GAVIN Stephen

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