Clifford Gladstone Gentle

First Name: 
Clifford
Middle Name: 
Gladstone
Last Name: 
Gentle
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, November 18, 1891
Mother's Name: 
Harriet Gentle (nee Long)
Father's Name: 
Charles Gentle
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, November 16, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Gunner
Rank at Discharge: 
Gunner
Unit: 
7th Field Artillery Brigade
Company: 
25th & 26th Battery
Service: 
Artillery
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, June 5, 1917
Place of Death: 
Ploegsteert, Belgium
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Clifford Gentle (Service No 18458) was born in Armidale, N.S.W. and attended Armidale Public School.

When he enlisted he was 23 years old, single, and working as a clerk at the Kiama Court House, N.S.W.

Clifford embarked from Sydney on HMAT A8 Argyllshire with 7th Field Artillery 25th Battery on 11th May 1916.  He arrived in England on 10th July 1916 and was transferred to 26th Battery on 20th October 1916.  He arrived in France on 29th December 1916.

On 5th June 1917 he was fighting at Ploegsteert, Belgium when he was killed.

Clifford is buried in Strand Military Cemetery, Plot IV, Row A, Grave 1, Ploegsteert, Blegium.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, GENTLE C G

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