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Wallace Leslie GELDARD

Regimental number5222
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
SchoolMt Morgan State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrown Street, North Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Emma L. Geldard, Brown Street, North Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military service1st Australian Light Horse; Served in Cadets and Light Horse.
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 1, Section 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company Engineers
FateKilled in Action 6 May 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialQueant Road Cemetery, (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 9), Buissy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Orlande John and Emma Louisa Geldard, Nash Street, Gympie, Queensland
Family/military connectionsCousins: Bert Brudenach Ballarat, wounded; 3501 Pte Clarence Timothy RYAN, 60th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916; Burt Stevens from Melbourne, killed in France.

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