Owen Richard GARD


GARD, Owen Richard

Service Number: 28592
Enlisted: 25 April 1916
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Magill, South Australia, 5 August 1896
Home Town: Magill, Campbelltown, South Australia
Schooling: North Adelaide Public School
Occupation: Cycle & Motor mechanic
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 27 September 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Plot XXIV, Row G, Grave No. 5A,
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide University of Adelaide WW1 Honour Roll, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Magill Honour Board, Magill War Memorial, North Adelaide Public School Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

25 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1
25 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 28592, 23rd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 28592, 23rd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
27 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 28592, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres

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Records indicate that gunner Gard was wounded in action at Polygon Wood and he died of his wounds the following day (27 Sep 1917)