David GERRANS

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GERRANS, David

Service Number: 4220
Enlisted: 1 March 1915, Enlisted at Maffra, Victoria
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
Born: Peckham, England, 1871
Home Town: Maffra, Wellington, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 December 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 11, Row K, Grave 24 Rev. Woods officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 4220, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , Enlisted at Maffra, Victoria
14 May 1915: Involvement Gunner, SN 4220, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
14 May 1915: Embarked Gunner, SN 4220, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
28 Jul 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 4220, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Gunshot wounds to the left arm and thigh and invalided to St Andrews Hospital, Malta on board H.S. Sicilia
2 Dec 1915: Involvement Gunner, SN 4220, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Richard Hugo Gerrns of the Duke of Wellington, Barwick, Hertfordshire, England. Brother of Richard Gerrans of the Staff and Mantle, Leiceseter Street, London, England

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

Also served in the Royal Field Artillery, England