Andrew GAY


GAY, Andrew

Service Numbers: 1911, 1911/A
Enlisted: 15 March 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Burra, South Australia, February 1882
Home Town: Nonning, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Wounds, The Somme, France, 9 April 1917
Cemetery: Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension
Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension (Row N, Grave No. 35), France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Port Augusta Memorial Band Rotunda, Whyalla Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1911, 50th Infantry Battalion
13 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1911, 50th Infantry Battalion
13 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1911, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide
9 Apr 1917: Involvement Private, SN 1911/A, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Thierry Grier, Footsteps 1914-1918
CWG Private Andrew GAY-50th bn, australian infantry-aveluy communal cemetery extension-somme-france.

Andrew was a labourer from Nonning via Port Augusta, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 3rd Reinforcements from Adelaide on 13 July 1916 aboard HMAT Seang Bee for Plymouth England. Following training in England he joined his battalion on the Western Front near Albert, France, in mid-December 1916. Pte Gay was wounded on action near Bapaume, France, on 6 April 1917, died of these wounds three days later. He was aged 35 years.