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Gordon Harold BALSTRUP

Regimental number5784
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Launceston, Tasmania
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationIronworker
AddressBraeside Duke Street, Balmain East, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Christina Helenar Balstrup, Canning Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date13 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 22 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death22 September 1917
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XIV, Row C, Grave No. 2), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
82
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: P.M. and Emily Christina Balstrup, 113 Canning Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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