Gerald Joseph BYRNE

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BYRNE, Gerald Joseph

Service Number: 1117
Enlisted: 18 September 1914, Maldon, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kangaroo Flat, Victoria, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Maldon, Mount Alexander, Victoria
Schooling: Maldon State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Wounds, At sea (HMHS Devanha), 12 August 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row L, Grave No 40

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World War 1 Service

18 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1117, 7th Infantry Battalion, Maldon, Vic.
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 1117, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 1117, 7th Infantry Battalion
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1117, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
8 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1117, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, GSW to right arm sustained at Krithia. Evacuated to Malta, then Egypt. Rejoined unit 10 July 1915.
8 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1117, 7th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli, BW to left thigh sustained at Lone Pine. Evacuated via HMHS Devanha (where he died of his wounds enroute to Egypt) on 12 August 1915. He was buried at Alexandria later the same day.
12 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1117, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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