Edward Herbert Ernest GAWTHORPE


GAWTHORPE, Edward Herbert Ernest

Service Number: 2134
Enlisted: 13 May 1915, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Newtown, New South Wales, Australia, 1872
Home Town: Rockdale, Rockdale, New South Wales
Schooling: Newtown Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Tuckpointer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Special Memorial, Row C, Grave 33 Headstone inscription reads: For King & Country he gave his life, a hero in the deadly strife
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

13 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2134, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
16 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2134, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
16 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2134, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Karoola, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Gawthorpe

Husband of Emily Mary Gawthorpe nee Stanton of 'Kia-ora', Beckenham Street, Canley Vale, NSW formerly of Bay Street, Rockdale, NSW.Edward and Emily married in 1897c in the Newtown District

Father of Charles Edward Gawthorpe and Ernest Alfred Gawthorpe

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

* A Tuckpointer is person who uses  two contrasting colours of mortar in mortar joints in brickwork