|Place of birth||Childers, Victoria|
|School||Childers State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs E Mayo, Childers, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Member, Rifle Club|
|Place of enlistment||Trafalgar, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/23/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Armentieres, France|
|Age at death||22|
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||Ration Farm Military Cemetery (Plot VI, Row K, Grave No. 47), La Chapelle d'Armentieres, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: George and Elizabeth MAYO, Childers, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined 6th Bn, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Transferred to 58th Bn, and taken on strength, 17 February 1916.
Transferred to 59th Bn, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported missing, 19 July 1916.
Subsequently reported 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916.
Effects in German hands.
Note, Red Cross File No 1750403: 'No effects received from Germany. Cert by Kit Stores. 1.9.19.'
Note on file: 'Australian soldier Mayo, J.G. 2212, 59th Battn. fell on 19/7/16 on the neighbourhood of Fromelles.'
Statement, 2561 Pte BOYD, D Company, 59th Bn (patient, No 35 General Hospital, Calais), 18 October 1916: 'We were together in the ranks, and I knew him well. In the evening about 8 o'clock, I suppose, as I was coming back I saw him lying in "No Man's Land" about 150 yards out with his leg partly shot off. I stopped with him a long while and tried to get him away but he wouldn't come with me and said he should try and get in. He never got in and I kicked myself for not bringing him in; I had had a bit of a knock myself.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MAYO Gilbert Joseph
Red Cross file 1750403