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Regimental number432
Place of birthBroken Hill, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Gerhard, New Norcia, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets, Boulder City.
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMeekatharra, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name16th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1915
Discharge date28 February 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Ballarat', 5 July 1915; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, left wrist), Perth, 28 February 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GERHARD Carl

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