George Robert GANDER

George Robert Gander Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Gas Fitter
Enlisted
09-February-1917
Place
Toowoomba
Age
22
Status
Single
Service No
6795
Rank
Private
Unit
26th Battalion, 20th Reinforcements
Embarked
14-June-1917
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
05-April-1918
Place
Dernancourt, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and Independent Order of Rechabites No 3 Roll of Honour.

 

George Gander arrived in France in February 1918, after four months training in England, and transferred to the 52nd Battalion. Less than seven weeks later he was killed in action at Dernancourt. He was 23.

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