1889 - 1976 (86 years)
||Walter Clarence Gehan |
||Lance Corporal |
||9 Jan 1889
||Stawell, Victoria, Australia
||16 Jul 1915
|Service number: 2365|
Roll title: 8 Infantry Battalion-7 to 9 Reinforcements (July-September 1915)
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Date of embarkation: 16 July 1915
Place of embarkation: Melbourne
Ship embarked on: HMAT Demosthenes
(First World War Embarkation Roll)
Ship number: A64
Walter Clarence GEHAN
Regimental number 2365
Religion Roman Catholic
Address Lake Lonsdale, Victoria
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 18
Next of kin Father, A Gehan PO, Stawell, Victoria
Enlistment date 14 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll 28 May 1915
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 8th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/25/3
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll Private
Unit from Nominal Roll 8th Battalion
Fate Returned to Australia 21 March 1919
||8 May 1915-29 Jun 1919
|Out of Battle|
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Corporal Walter Clarence Gehan, 2365, 8th Battalion, AIF.
Born on 9th January 1898 at Stawell, Victoria, the son of Mr. A. Gehan, Post Office, Stawell, Victoria.
He was 5ft 5ins tall, weighed 10 stone and had brown eyes and brown hair.
8th May 1915 he enlisted at Stawell, Victoria aged 18 years and 5 months. His job at enlistment is recorded as a labourer.
(His younger brother Herbert James Gehan enlisted 4 days before).
28th May 1915 he was allocated to the 14th Battalion reinforcements.
22nd June 1915 he reallocated to the 7th Reinforcements 8th Battalion.
16th July 1915 he left Australia for Egypt on the "Demosthenes."
23rd November he joined the 8th Battalion at ANZAC.
7th January 1916 he disembarked at Alexandria.
26th March 1916 he left Egypt for France.
31st March 1916 he disembarked at Marseilles.
1st October 1918 he was appointed Lance-Corporal.
19th December 1918 he was promoted to Corporal.
23rd March 1919 he returned to Australia on the "Kildonan Castle."
29th June 1919 he was discharged from active service.
His brother Herbert James Gehan, was killed in action on 18th August 1916 aged 20 at Pozieres.
(Source: National Archives of Australia)
||Rankin Street, Bathurst
|New South Wales Electoral Roll 1943|
Subdivision of Bathurst
Gehan, Walter Clarence, Rankin Street, labourer
||Razorback Via Picto, New South Wales, Australia
||Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
||28 Oct 2012 |
||Albert Gehan, b. Abt 1861, Stawell, Victoria, Australia , d. 27 Nov 1921, Ballarat, Victoria, Austrlia (Age ~ 60 years) |
||Catherine Mary Lloyd, b. Abt 1861, Limerick, Ireland , d. 1904, Stawell, Victoria, Australia (Age ~ 43 years) |
||11 Jul 1884
|| Victoria, Australia
- Marriage Registration
Surname: GEHAN: Given Name: Albert: Event: Marriage: Spouse Surname: LLOYD: Given Name: Kate: Birth Place: STAWELL: Year: 1885: Reg No 4580. [Victoria Pioneer Index 1836- 1888]
Surname: LLOYD: Given Name: Kate: Event: Marriage: Spouses Surname: GEHAN: Spouses Given Name: Albert: Birth Place: LIMERICK: Year: 1885:Reg No 4580. [Victoria Pioneer Index 1836 -1888]