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Gerald Robert STOCKFELD

Regimental number918
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, S H Stockfeld, Moonya, Blackburn Road, Blackburn, Victoria
Previous military servicePreviously served in the 13th Company, Australian Army Service Corps.
Enlistment date6 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name22nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Promotions

Lieutenant


Unit: 59th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 June 1916

Captain


Unit: 59th Battalion
Promotion date: 31 March 1917

FateDied of wounds 26 September 1917
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot XIII, Row B, Grave No. I), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Family/military connectionsBrother: 27582 Corporal Frederick Harry STOCKFELD, 11th Field Artillery Brigade, died of wounds, 20 September 1917.
Other details

War service: embarked from Melbourne, 8 May 1915. Proceeded to Gallipoli, 30 August 1915. Evacuated to hospital, Ghezirah, 13 December 1915; discharged to active service, 15 January 1916. Taken on strength, 59th Bn from 22nd Bn, 3 May 1916. Commissioned, 1 June 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, shoulder, severe), 19 July 1916. Evacuated to England, 22 July 1916, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital; discharged, 25 August 1916. Rejoined unit, 2 October 1916. Wounded in action (mortally), 26 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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