Gerald AHERN

AHERN, Gerald

Service Number: 1623
Enlisted: 20 March 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Southwark, South Australia, Australia, 12 April 1896
Home Town: Thebarton (Southwark), City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Machinist, Islington Workshops
Died: Killed in Action, France, 2 April 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Noreuil Australian Cemetery
Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. A. 2
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kilburn Islington Railway Workshops Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

20 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1623, 50th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1623, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1623, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
2 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 1623, 50th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages

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Son of Timothy AHERN and Mary nee LYNCH

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal


Chronicle (Adelaide, SA: 1895 - 1954) Saturday 5 May 1917


Lance-Corporal Gerald Ahern was killed in action on April 2, 1917, in France. Before enlisting he was on home service at Fort Glanville, and prior to that was employed at the Islington workshops. He was well liked by a large circle of friends. (