Gustav Gerhardy

Name: Gustav Alfred Gerhardy

Rank: Private

Service Number: 3652

Unit Served: 32nd Battalion

Personal Details: Gustav was born in early 1894 to parents Johan August Carl and Mrs. E. M. Gerhardy at Lobethal. He attended both Public and Lutheran Schools and was a farmer when he enlisted, living at Black Hill. He was 5’11” tall with a fair complexion, hazel eyes and fair hair. He weighed 163 lbs.

Enlistment details:
Gustav enlisted on the 27th of April 1916 in Adelaide, South Australia, at the age of 22 years and 2 months. He was assigned to the 8th reinforcement of the 32nd Battalion.

War Details: Gustav left Adelaide on the “Ballarat” on the 12th August 1916 and arrived in Devonport on the 30th September. He was admitted to hospital on the 3rd October with Nephritis and release on the 21st November. He left England on the 30th December 1916 and went to Etaples. After spending three months there he was sent to a school of instruction for another month. He was taken on strength by the 32nd Battalion on the 13th March 1917. He was then wounded with a shrapnel wound to the spine on the 1st October, 1917 at the Battle of Polygon Wood. He was admitted to hospital and died there 13 days later.

Age at Death: 23

Date of Death: 14th October 1917

Cemetery Details: Wimereux Communal Cemetery .Plot VI Row D Grave 5A

Commemorated by


Jarrad Thorpe

30th November 2008