Service Number: 2224
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Mount Gambier, South Australia, 3 September 1883
Home Town: Mount Gambier, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Journalist
Died: Illness, France, 4 January 2019, aged 135 years
Cemetery: Maubeuge (Sous-le-Bois) Cemetery
Maubeuge (Sous-le-Bois) Cemetery, Maubeuge, Avesnes sur Helpe, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide Grand Masonic Lodge WW1 Honour Board (2), Adelaide National War Memorial, Anglesea Recreation & Sports Club Honor Roll, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mount Gambier War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

13 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2224, 5th Pioneer Battalion
13 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2224, 5th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide
4 Jan 1919: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 2224, 5th Pioneer Battalion

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Biography contributed by Heather Ernszt

Son of Richard Gavens and Catherine Howell