Lance Corporal Walter Clarence Gehan[1]

Male 1889 - 1976  (86 years)


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  • Name Walter Clarence Gehan 
    Title Lance Corporal 
    Born 9 Jan 1889  Stawell, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 16 Jul 1915  Australian Army Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Service number: 2365
    Rank: Private
    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
    Occupation Labourer
    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
    (Australian Government) 
    Military Service 8 May 1915-29 Jun 1919  Australian Army Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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) 
    Electoral Roll 1943  Rankin Street, Bathurst Find all individuals with events at this location 
    New South Wales Electoral Roll 1943
    Subdivision of Bathurst
    Gehan, Walter Clarence, Rankin Street, labourer 
    Died 1976  Razorback Via Picto, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10628  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2012 

    Father Albert Gehan,   b. Abt 1861, Stawell, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1921, Ballarat, Victoria, Austrlia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Catherine Mary Lloyd,   b. Abt 1861, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1904, Stawell, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married 11 Jul 1884  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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]

      Marriage Registration
      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]
    Family ID F1864  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] Mrs Laurina Collins.


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