John Eric GABRIELSON

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GABRIELSON, John Eric

Service Number: 2861
Enlisted: 7 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Machine Gun Company
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 19 March 1897
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Northfield and Nailsworth Public Schools, and North Adelaide & Adelaide High Schools
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 11 October 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lara Memorial Gates
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World War 1 Service

7 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
15 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2861, 8th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
15 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2861, 8th Infantry Battalion, SS Makarini, Melbourne
11 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2861, 1st Machine Gun Company, Third Ypres

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Biography

"LATE GNR. J. E. GABRIELSON.

Machine-Gnr. John Eric Gabrielson, third son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Gabrielson, of the Stockade Reserve, died of gunshot wounds in the 12th General Hospital, Rouen Park, France, on October 11. He was 20 years and 6 months old, and was born at the Metropolitan Fire Station, Adelaide. He was educated at Northfield and Nailsworth public schools, and at the North Adelaide and Adelaide High Schools. He enlisted in Victoria on July 3, 1915, and embarked with the 8th Battalion in September of the same year. Early in April, 1916, he arrived in France, and was transferred to the 1st Australian Machine Gun Company. He had an upright and manly character, and his early death is greatly regretted." - from the Adelaide Observer 24 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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