Cecil George Joseph GUMMOW

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GUMMOW, Cecil George Joseph

Service Numbers: 2665, 2333, 2333A
Enlisted: 25 April 1916, Melbourne
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 6th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1898
Home Town: Warracknabeal, Yarriambiack, Victoria
Schooling: State School, Victoria
Occupation: Motor Mechanic
Died: Dysentry & Heart Failure, Egypt, 14 August 1918
Cemetery: Port Said War Memorial Cemetery
Grave Reference E8, Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, Port Said, Suez Canal, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2665, Melbourne
27 Nov 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2665, Discharged as medically unfit
2 Mar 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2333, 12th Light Horse Regiment, Sydney
9 May 1917: Involvement Private, SN 2333, 12th Light Horse Regiment
9 May 1917: Embarked Private, SN 2333, 12th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Port Sydney, Sydney
14 Aug 1918: Involvement Trooper, SN 2333A, 6th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Cecil George Joseph GUMMOW was born in Ballarat, Victoria in 1898

His parents were George GUMMOW & Sarah Emma SHARP who married in Victoria in 1896

Cecil married Lilian WALTERS in Victoria in 1916

He first enlisted on 25th April, 1916 in Melbourne (SN 2665) but was discharged as medically unfit on 27th November, 1916

He re-enlisted in Sydney on 2nd March, 1917 (SN 2333) and embarked from Sydney on the HMAT Port Sydney on 9th May 1917 with the 12th Light Horse Regiment, 18th Reinforcements

Cecil died on 14th August, 1918 in the 14th Australian General Hospital in Port Said, Egypt from dystentry & heart failure

He is buried in the Port Said War Cemetery and his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the Victorian Railways WW1 Roll of Honour

          Inscription on his headstone reads:

       "LOVED ONLY SON OF G. & S. GUMMOW -

                 BROTHER OF DORRIE"

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