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Walter James GYE

Regimental number1097
Place of birthAlbury, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
Address106 Jersey Road, Paddington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs P T Gye, 28 Lee Street, Flemington, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 April 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 7 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 6 October 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Discharge date15 February 1920
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2650 Pte Sydney Charles GYE, 58th Bn, killed in action, 15 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Pakeha', 6 October 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 24 November 1919, for onward travel by rail to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 15 February 1920.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 August 1965
Place of burialBox Hill Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, GYE Walter James

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