Frederick William GERBER


GERBER, Frederick William

Service Number: 579
Enlisted: 29 August 1914, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Home Town: Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia
Schooling: Flinders Street, Public School, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Wicker Worker
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Special Memorial, Row C, Grave 34 Headstone inscription reads: The souls of the righteous are are in the hands of God
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

29 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 579, 1st Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
18 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 579, 1st Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
18 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 579, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Residential address at the time of enlistment was 'Wingah' St Marks Road, Randwick, NSW

Son of Franz Emil Gus Gerber and Julia Gerber nee Wallmann. Brother of Helene Mary Gerber of Yarloop, WA

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