John Joseph GAVIN

Birthplace
Brisbane
Resided
Brisbane
Occupation
Policeman
Enlisted
27-January-1916
Place
Brisbane
Age
23
Status
Single
Service No
2341
Rank
Trooper
Unit
5th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcements
Embarked
05-April-1916
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
Gunner
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
Returned to Australia
January 1919
Notes

Brother of 1566 Trooper George Gavin, 482 Private James Gavin (KIA), 3261 Private Patrick Joseph Gavin and 3262 Private Stephen Gavin.

 

John Gavin transferred to the Australian Artillery Reserves in England in August 1917. In September he married Edith Ethel Plank. He arrived in France in January 1918 allotted to the 1st Field Artillery Brigade. In October he contracted influenza and, when he developed pneumonia, was evacuated to Birmingham War Hospital. He returned to Australia in January 1919 and was discharged in April.

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