Edward GEE


GEE, Edward

Service Number: 661
Enlisted: 18 August 1914, Enlisted at Helena Vale,WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Oxford, England, 1890
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Bedford House School, Oxford, England
Occupation: Railway Employee
Died: Killed in action, Dardenelles, Gallipoli, 28 June 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 11, Row G, Grave 21 Chaplain J.C. McPhee officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 661, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Helena Vale,WA
2 Nov 1914: Involvement Private, SN 661, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
2 Nov 1914: Embarked Private, SN 661, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 20 years

Address at the time of enlistment C/- Transcontinental Railway Line, WA

Son of Charles William Seaborne Gee and Isabelle Gee of Fairbank Farm, Roturoa, NZ formerly of Oxford, England. Brother of Arthur Gee of Fremantle, WA who returned to Australia on 28 January 1916 having served with the 11th Battalion

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Had previously served with the Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars for about 4 years