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Walter Uel Gervois GORS

Regimental number17556
Place of birthOrange, New South Wales
Other NamesWalter Vel
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressHaberfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.75"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs F A Gors, Chandos Street, Haberfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 21st Infantry (Compulsory Military Training scheme).
Enlistment date13 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 May 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameApril 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Namer recorded incorrectly on Nominal Roll as Walter Nel GORS
Discharge date21 March 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 14 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 October 1917; taken on strength, 6th Field Ambulance, in the field, 8 October 1917.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 May 1918 (trench fever), and transferred same day to 4th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 28, 6 May 1918, and admitted to 3rd General Hospital, Le Treport); to Convalescent Depot, Havre, 14 May 1918; to Base Depot, 1 June 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 12 June 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 24 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 9 November 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 18 November 1918 (influenza); to Convalescent Depot, Havre, 26 November 1918; to Base Depot, 30 December 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 13 January 1919.

Detached to 20th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 January 1919; rejoined unit from detachment, 5 February 1919.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 1 May 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 18 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Takada', 18 July 1919 (nursing staff); disembarked Melbourne, 7 September 1919; discharged, Sydney, 21 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName recorded incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Walter Nel Gervois GORS.
SourcesNAA: B2455, GORS Walter Uel Gervois

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