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James Robert GUNN

Regimental number779
Date of birth--/12/1882
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address32 Newcastle Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lily Ethel Gunn, 32 Newcastle Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date8 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentCQMS
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollQuartermaster and Honorary Captain
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Promotions

QMR & HON LT


Unit: INF28
Promotion date: 2 June 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Officer of the Order of the British Empire


Recommendation date: "4 February and 25 July 1919"

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

OBE


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30
Date: 25 March 1920

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