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Regimental number589
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
Other NamesGERVASI, J J
SchoolState School, Emu, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStation hand
AddressGroongal Station, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinMother, Mrs Brennan, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Militia, Melbourne, Victoria.
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularReal stated to be Joseph James GERVASI.
FateKilled in Action 29 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death35.10
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialBeach Cemetery (Plot I, Row J, Grave No. 9), Anzac, Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
See 'GERVASI", the true family name. Parents: Joseph and Winifred GERVASI, Federal Dining Rooms, Boulder Road, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Native of Bendigo, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: Edgar DORIZZI, MM, returned to Australia.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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