Charles Ernest (Ern) GATAKER

GATAKER, Charles Ernest

Service Number: QX10821
Enlisted: 15 July 1940, Maryborough, Qld.
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 2nd/25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Maryborough, Qld., 13 April 1913
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: St. Mary's Christian Brothers College Maryborough, St. Ignatius College "Riverview" Sydney
Occupation: Assistant Manager of family business Gatakers Pty. Ltd.
Died: Non Battle Casualty, Papua, 9 November 1942, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Maryborough & Wide Bay Club WW2 Honour Board, Maryborough Queen's Park War Memorial, Maryborough St Mary's College War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Lieutenant, QX10821
15 Jul 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Lieutenant, QX10821, 2nd/25th Infantry Battalion, Maryborough, Qld.
Date unknown: Discharged Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Lieutenant, QX10821, 2nd/25th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Charles James GATAKER and Ruby Mary nee PORTER of 260 Lennox Street, Maryborough, Qld.