John Wesley Roy Gorrell

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
Wesley Roy
Last Name: 
Gorrell
Alternate Spelling: 
Westley
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, July 27, 1897
Mother's Name: 
Amelia Gorrell (nee Waples)
Father's Name: 
James Gorrell
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, March 14, 1917
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Light Horse
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, September 3, 1966
Details: 

John Gorrell (Service No 3538) was a 19 year old bank officer when he enlisted in the AIF. His address was 'Sunny Vale', Unanderra, N.S.W., was single, and had spent 2 years with the 28th Light Horse.

While given the Rank of Private on enlistment, on 12 April, 1917 he was designated 'Trooper'.

He embarked from Melbourne, on HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 2nd November, 1917, with the 1st Light Horse Regiment, 31st Reinforcement. 

John served in Egypt and, while not wounded, spent time in hospital for various illness.

In February 1919 he was returned to Australia due to Malaria and discharged from the AIF.

On 5th April, 1924 he married Marjory McCoy.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, GORRELL J W R

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