John Farquhar GELLION

GELLION, John Farquhar

Service Number: 846
Enlisted: 8 July 1915, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 4th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Alberton, Victoria, Australia, 1888
Home Town: Alberton, Wellington, Victoria
Schooling: Geelong Grammar; Melbourne C of E Grammar School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 April 1917
Cemetery: Vaulx Hill Cemetery
II B 8,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Geelong Grammar School Community Members Who Served, Melbourne Grammar School WW1 Fallen Honour Roll, Richmond University of Western Sydney WW1 Memorial, Yarram WW1 War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

8 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 846, Melbourne, Vic.
10 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 846, 13th Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '3' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Malakuta embarkation_ship_number: A57 public_note: ''
10 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 846, 13th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Malakuta, Melbourne
3 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, 846, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 846 awm_unit: 4th Australian Field Artillery Brigade awm_rank: Gunner awm_died_date: 1917-04-03

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

JOHN FARQUHAR GELLION who was killed in action in France on 3rd April 1917 was the son of the late Mr. John Gellion of Alberton. He was born in 1888 and came to us from Geelong Grammar School in 1907. He was well known as an athlete. On leaving School he went to the country and was a grazier at Coree, West Alberton. He enlisted in the 13th Light Horse on 8th July and embarked on 10th September 1915. He took part in the Tripoli Campaign and on 27th March 1916 went to France. He transferred to 4th A.F.A. Brigade on 19th July 1916 and took part in the actions of that brigade in France until his death in action.
He was buried at Vaulx Hill British Cemetery, north-east of Bapaume.



John Farquhar GELLION wa born in 1888 in Alberton, Victoria

His parents were John GELLION and Emily Alice BODMAN

He enlisted on 8th July 1915 S/N 846 with the 13th Light Horse Regiment

Unit embarked on 10th September 1915 from Melbourne on the HMAT Malakuta

He became a gunner in the 4th Field Artillery Brigade

In 1915 John married Mary Crawford BODMAN

two children - twins John & William born & died 1916

He was killed in action (died of wounds) on 3rd April, 1917 in Vaulx Vraucourt Bullecourt France

buried Vaux Hill Cemetery in France