Hector Ivan GELLIE

GELLIE, Hector Ivan

Service Number: VX24177
Enlisted: 8 June 1940, Caulfield, Vic.
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Skipton, Vic., 13 March 1917
Home Town: Derrinallum, Corangamite, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Station Hand
Died: Killed in Action, New Guinea, 8 May 1945, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
QQ. B. 6.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Derrinallum & District WW2 Fallen Honor Board , Derrinallum Honour Roll WW2-Vietnam, Derrinallum War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Lance Corporal, VX24177
8 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, VX24177, 2nd/4th Infantry Battalion, Caulfield, Vic.

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of James and Ethel Maud Gellie, of Derrinallum, Victoria.


OFFICIAL news has been received by Mrs Gellie, Derrinallum, that, her son, Sig. Hector I. Gellie, A.I.F., had been killed in action, on Tuesday, May 8.
Sig. Gellie was born at Skipton and had been a resident of Derrinallum for over 20 years. He was well known in the district and was a keen footballer. Prior to joining the A.I.F. he  was employed for several years on Mr G. Cumming's estate, Mt. Fyans.  Sig. Gellie has two brothers in the services, Douglas (A.I.F.) and Ray (R.A.N.). Another brother, Gilbert, is on
Mrs Gellie's farm at Derriallum.