Gerald RYAN

RYAN, Gerald

Service Number: 769
Enlisted: 1 October 1914, Horsham, Vic.
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Horsham, Victoria, Australia, 24 May 1887
Home Town: Horsham, Wimmera, Victoria
Schooling: Catholic School, Horsham, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Book salesman
Died: Accidental (Injuries), Tidworth, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, 6 February 1917, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Tidworth Military Cemetery, England
Row A, Grave No. 47, Tidworth Military Cemetery, Tidworth, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 769, 14th Infantry Battalion, Horsham, Vic.
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, 769, 14th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '11' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ulysses embarkation_ship_number: A38 public_note: ''
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, 769, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 769, 14th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
7 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 769, 14th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli
16 Jul 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 14th Infantry Battalion, France
8 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 769, 14th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm, GSW to arm. Evacuated 4 September 1916 to UK (debility).
6 Feb 1917: Involvement 769, 14th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 769 awm_unit: 14 Battalion awm_rank: Lance Sergeant awm_died_date: 1917-02-06

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Gerald Ryan played 18 games (1906, 1909) for the essendon FC in the VFL prior to enlisting.

He died from head injuries sustained as a result of slipping on ice at his base camp in Wiltshire.