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John Robert Christian GELLERT

Regimental number8857
Date of birth16 December 1894
Place of birthSemaphore, South Australia
SchoolLe Fevre's Peninsula Public School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationDraftsman
Address14 Edwin Terrace, Gilbert Town, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs V Gellert, 14 Edwin Terrace, Gilbert Town, South Australia
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 16 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be John Robert Gellert on NR
Discharge date1 May 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3305 Lance Corporal Robert Burnett GELLERT MM, 6th Bn, killed in action, 27 October 1917.
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War service: Egypt, France, Belgium. Accidentally wounded at Bullecourt, France, April 1917; remained on duty. Admitted to Army General Hospital, Rouen, with trench fever, May 1917; transferred to Bath War Hospital, England, 18 June 1917; invalided to Australia, 16 March 1918; discharged as medically unfit, 1 May 1918.

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