Edward Thomas GAY


GAY, Edward Thomas

Service Number: 19797
Enlisted: 31 December 1915, 30th Battery Melbourne
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
Born: Tarraville, Victoria, 26 April 1896
Home Town: Devon, Wellington, Victoria
Schooling: Devon State School, Gippsland, Victoria
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Tubercule of lung, Fargo Military Hospital, England, 2 January 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Durrington Cemetery
Grave 145
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

31 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 19797, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , 30th Battery Melbourne
20 May 1916: Involvement Gunner, SN 19797, 8th Field Artillery Brigade
20 May 1916: Embarked Gunner, SN 19797, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Medic, Sydney
2 Jan 1917: Involvement Gunner, SN 19797, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Edward Thomas GAY was born on 26th April, 1896 at Tarraville, Victoria

His parents were Caleb Thomas GAY and Sarah PETERS

He enlisted in Melbourne on 31st December, 1915 and embarked with the 8th Field Artillery Brigade, 30th Battery on 20th May, 1916 on the HMAT Medic

Edward died of Illness (Tubercule on his lung) at Fargo Military Hospital, England on 2nd January, 1917 and is buried in the Durrington Cemetery (Grave 145)