Gerhard Robert STOCKFELD


STOCKFELD , Gerhard Robert

Service Number: 918
Enlisted: 6 February 1915, Shepparton, Victoria
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 59th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hawthorn, Victoria, November 1896
Home Town: Blackburn, Whitehorse, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bank clerk
Died: Killed In Action, Polygon Wood, Belgium, 26 September 1917
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Blackburn Memorial, Box Hill Shire of Nunawading War Memorial, Camberwell War Memorial, Shire of Nunawading Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

6 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 918, Shepparton, Victoria
10 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 918, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 918, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
27 Aug 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 22nd Infantry Battalion
30 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN 918, 22nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
16 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 22nd Infantry Battalion
19 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix), GSW (left shoulder)
31 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 59th Infantry Battalion
26 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Captain, 59th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood, 2nd occasion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Gerhard Robert STOCKFELD was born in Hawthorn, Victoria in 1896

His parents were Robert Hermann STOCKFELD & Marion Alice BUTCHER

His brother Frederick Harry STOCKFELD  (SN 27582)  also lost his life in WW1 & died on 20th September, 1917

A younger brother Alan Hector STOCKFELD (SN VX10626) served in the Army in WW2 and was discharged in 1945