William Mansfield (Billy) GADD

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GADD, William Mansfield

Service Number: 4797
Enlisted: 16 November 1915, Ross, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Queenstown, Tasmania, 18 September 1899
Home Town: Queenstown, West Coast, Tasmania
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 15 April 1917, aged 17 years
Cemetery: Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy
First buried in an isolated grave 1/2 mile south-east of Lagnicourt, he was relocated to plot: VI, row: G, grave: 35 in 1920.
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World War 1 Service

16 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4797, 12th Infantry Battalion, Ross, Tasmania
19 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4797, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Melbourne
19 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4797, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
15 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4797, 12th Infantry Battalion

OBITUARY

Zeehan and Dundas Herald (Tas. : 1890 - 1922), Tuesday 15 April 1919, page 2



IN MEMORIAM.

GADD. - In loving memory of Private William Mansfield Gadd, eldest son of Ettie and the late Albert Gadd, who was killed in action April 15, 1917.

"Greater love hath no man than this.
We mourn your loss, but your actions, Sweet balm to your loved ones bring ;
For he is ever a hero, the man who dies.
For his God, his country and King.
Fond memories we will always keep, And ever feel the loss.
Of a loving heart now silent 'neath a little wooden cross.
He did his best. Along with the rest. of Australia's best."

Inserted by his sorrowing mother, sisters, and brothers.

GADD. — In loving memory of my dear friend. Private William Gadd (Billy) of Queenstown, who was killed in action in France, April 15, 1917.

" A hero like his father, For God, for King, and country His duty nobly done."

Inserted by his loving friend, Charlie Kelly.

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Biography

William was the son of Albert Mansfield Gadd, who assisted in the North Lyell disaster that occured on the West Coast of Tasmania in 1912. His mother's name was Henrietta Gadd (Carlsen), he had seven younger brothers and sisters.