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William Charles GERRARD

Regimental number3754
Place of birthPyrmont, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Addressc/o Mrs E Tattersall, 211 Evans Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.5
Height5' 11"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs E Tattersall, 211 Evans Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 March 1916
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Portion Catholic, Plot L, Grave No. 573), New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of William GARRAD, 19 Griffiths Avenue, Ryde. Served as 'Gerrard'. Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date31 May 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Admitted to Isolation Hospital, Abbassia, 21 January 1916 (gonorrhoea); discharged to duty, 15 March 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 58 days.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Demosthenes', 19 March 1916 (escort duty); discharged, Sydney, 31 May 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death14 July 1917
Age at death25
SourcesNAA: B2455, GERRARD William Charles

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