|Place of birth||Frewville, South Australia|
|Address||Fifth Avenue, St Peters, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Father, Franz Wilhelm Martin Gerlach, Fifth Avenue, St Peters, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served for 57 days in the AIF: discharged 12 December 1916 for 'Commandant's Special Reasons'.|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Machine Gun Company June 1917, General Reinforcements|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||24/36/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Indarra on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance|
Enlisted, 12 October 1916, but was discharged in December 1916 on the grounds that his father was a naturalized German.
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 26 November 1917; disembarked Southampton, England (via Egypt, Italy, France), 2 February 1918.
Transferred to Machine Gun Details, Grantham, 10 April 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 11 June 1918; taken on strength, 5th Machine Gun Bn, in the field, 22 June 1918.
Wounded in action, 1 September 1918 (gun shot wound, groin, left thigh), and admitted to 61st Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 11th Stationary Hospital, 3 September 1918; to England, 11 September 1918, and admitted to 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford (gun shot wound, left groin, hip, fractured femur: severe); to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 30 December 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Margha', 18 January 1919; disembarked, 28 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 21 January 1920.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GERLACH Max Johann|