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William Richard GENDLE

Regimental number238
Date of birth11 July 1890
Place of birthMarrickville, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressBeasley Park via Smithfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Gendle, Beasley Park via Smithfield, New South Wales
Previous military service44th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 19 January 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to Gallipoli from Egypt, 19 July 1915.

Evacuated to hospital, Malta, 14 October 1915 (gastritis); transferred to England on board HT 'Carisbrooke Castle', 16 October 1915. Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Star of Victoria', 19 January 1916. Discharged.

Re-enlisted as 73277, Private, Field Artillery Reinforcements, 23 April 1917. Appointed Gunner, 11 June 1917. Did not embark for overseas service.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death18 June 1967
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales

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