Christopher Henry GAGE

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GAGE, Christopher Henry

Service Number: 2158
Enlisted: 4 April 1916, Dubbo, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 54th Infantry Battalion
Born: Eugowra, New South Wales, Australia, 5 November 1889
Home Town: Eugowra, Cabonne, New South Wales
Schooling: Eugowra Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Rabbit grader
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 26 September 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: New Irish Farm Cemetery
INSCRIPTION HAVE MERCY ON HIM LORD AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM. Grave XXXIV. E. 13.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Eugowra War Memorial, Orange Cenotaph, Orange HB1
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World War 1 Service

4 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2158, Dubbo, New South Wales
19 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2158, 54th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2158, 54th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Boorara, Sydney
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2158, 54th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood

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Biography

Brother of 3558 Pte. Charles Alfred Gage (/explore/people/167171) Killed in Action 03 Dec 1916 in France

"EUGOWRA. OUR SOLDIERS.  

Corporal C. H. Gage, writing from "somewhere in France" to his father, Mr C. H. Gage, of "Pine Vale," Eugowra, under date 24/8/17, has something to say about some of the Eugowra boys that he came in contact with in France. He states he met Charlie and Jack Sutton, Alf Garnett (who is in the same Battalion), and Mick Galloway. They all look well, and oftentimes assemble for a "jollo." Corporal Gage condudes by saying that they had been having a good time lately, but did not think it would last long, as "good things didn't last long in France!" - from the Forbes Advocate 09 Oct 1917 (nla.gov.au)

 

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