William Alfred Gallant MBE

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William Alfred Gallant MBE
Personal Information
Date of Birth 26 Aug 1899
Place of Birth Jamalpur, Punjab, India
Death 7 Jul 1990, aged 90
Place of Death Rockingham, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 18 years
Occupation Timber worker
Religion Church of England
Address No 1 Mill, Jarrahdale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr William Alfred Gallant
Military Information
Reg Number 3658
Date of Enlistment 17 Jan 1917
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 51st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement / 13th Brigade, 4th Division
Date of Embarkation 29 Jul 1917 ‒ 25 Aug 1917
Ship Embarked On HMAT A30 Borda
Date of Return 23 Jul 1919 ‒ 27 Sep 1919
Ship Returned On unknown
Fate Returned to Australia
Monument Jarrahdale Honour Roll
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

War Service

Post War

On 29 Dec 1925 William married Gladys Marian Treloar in Boulder. Gladys died on 4 Sep 1997, aged 92 in Hamilton Hill Son William Alfred born 1927. Another son and a daughter. Electoral roll entries - 1922 at 53 Wittenoom street, Kalgoorlie, miner; 1931 - 1949 at 197 Burt street, Boulder, miner; 1954 - 1977 at 66 Moran street, Boulder, miner, 1972 retired; 1980 at 11 Hera Close, Coolangup, Rockingham.


WW1 Records are combined with his WW2 records - service No W237501 need to request from Archives Staff. Appears to have been living in Boulder when he enlisted for service during WW2. Served from 18 Mar 1940 until 28 Jun 1946 as a Lieutenant in the militia with Reg No W237501. At time of discharge was posed to the Staging Camp Kalgoorlie. His Honour and Awards recommendation shows that as a RAAF Warrant Officer he was awarded a Member of the British Empire (Civil Section) on the recommendation of the Governor-General in Apr 1941.

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