David James Lacey GASTON

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GASTON, David James Lacey

Service Number: 1709
Enlisted: 10 June 1915, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Barossa Diggings, South Australia, 23 June 1884
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Barossa College
Occupation: Sleeper cutter
Died: Killed in Action, France , 3 May 1917, aged 32 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave (Originally buried France by Rev. Dwinford 6th Bde on 4 May 1917)
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

10 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1709, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
23 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1709, 28th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
23 Jul 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1709, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Fremantle
12 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1709, 28th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
3 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1709, 28th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)

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Biography contributed by Marjorie Burton

"...1709 Lance Corporal David James Lacey Gaston, 28th Battalion, of Kalgoorlie, WA. Formerly a bushman and sleeper cutter, L/Cpl Gaston enlisted on 14 June 1915, and as a member of the 2nd reinforcements, he embarked from Fremantle, WA, aboard HMAT Demosthenes (A64) on 23 July 1915. He served on the Western Front and was killed in action at Bullecourt on 3 May 1917, aged 33." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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