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Gerald Patrick HARE

Regimental number9345
Place of birthWallan, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address46 Derby Street, Kensington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWilliam Henry Hare, 46 Derby Street, Kensington, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme); previously rejected for enlistment on account of teeth.
Enlistment date7 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll9304
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Discharge date2 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 15 December 1915.

Taken on strength, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 1 January 1916, and posted to 11th Battery.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 March 1916.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 22 December 1916 (sore feet), and transferred to Anzac Corps Rest Station; to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 December 1918, and then to Ambulance Train; to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 29 December 1916; to No 2 convalescent Depot, 17 January 1917; to Base Depot, Etaples, 9 February 1917.

Taken on strength, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, in the field, 15 March 1917.

Transferred to 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 4 April 1917, and posted to 11th Battery.

On leave to England, 13 July 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 25 July 1917.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 October 1917 (lacerated fingers), and transferred same day to 5th Field Ambulance; to 17th Casualty Clearing Station, 17 October 1917; to 7th Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 12 October 1917; to 3rd Convalescent Depot, 28 October 1917; discharged to duty, 14 November 1917; rejoined 11th Battery, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 21 February 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 26 August 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 13 September 1918.

Reverted (from Driver) to Gunner at own request, 10 September 1918.

Marched out to England, 26 February 1919, for return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 27 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 10 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 2 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 May 1962
Age at death64
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARE Gerald Patrick

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