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Regimental number14107
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShipping clerk
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.25"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, Ernest Gilder, 119 Canning Street, Carlton, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in Senior Cadets; 3 years in Army Service Corps, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date4 October 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Army Service Corps Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Train
FateReturned to Australia 23 August 1919
Discharge date4 May 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 11 May 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 20 July 1917, and marched in to Army Service Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 November 1917; taken on strength, 3rd Divisional Train, in the field, 14 November 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 10 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 24 October 1918.

Admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 20 January 1919 (accidental fracture, right hand); transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, 21 January 1919; discharged to duty, and rejoined unit, 24 January 1919.

On leave to Paris, 7 April 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 21 April 1919.

Admitted to 11th Field Ambulance, 25 April 1919 (old injury), and transferred same day to 3rd Australian General Hospital; to England, 29 April 1919, and admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 30 April 1919. Discharged on furlough, 3 July 1919, to report to AIF Headquarters, 17 July 1919; granted extension of leave to 21 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Anchises', 23 August 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 8 October 1919; discharged (medically unfit: fractured metacarpal, neurasthenia), Melbourne, 4 May 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GILDER Edward

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