2/Cpl John Kingsley Gammage

Service number 1718, 1764
Ranks Held 2nd Corporal, Private
Birth Date 13 August 1887
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Cootamundra
Death Date 18 November 1945
Death Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Turramurra
Final Rank 2/Cpl
  • Australian Army Provost Corps
  • Australian Army Provost Corps
  • Australian Army Provost Corps
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War, 1914-1918

John Kingsley Gammage was born at Cootamundra, New South Wales in 1887. At the time of his enlistment in late January 1915, Gammage listed his father, William Gammage, as his next of kin and his occupation as a baker. He departed Australia with the 1st Battalion aboard HMAT Argyllshire on 10 April 1915.

Gammage landed at Gallipoli on 26 June 1915. He was wounded in the left leg during the battle of Lone Pine in August 1915 and was sent to Mudros for treatment and recuperation. He re-joined the 1st Battalion on 25 September 1915. After the evacuation from Gallipoli, Gammage returned to Egypt with the Battalion but was transferred to the Imperial Camel Corps on 29 January 1916. He served with the Corps in Libya and Palestine.

Attached to the Anzac Provost Corps from 16 March 1918, Gammage was transferred permanently when the Imperial Camel Corps was disbanded in June 1918. He received a promotion to extra regimental second corporal on 9 March 1919. John Gammage departed Egypt aboard HMAT Delta to return to Australia on 2 August 1919.



Date of birth 13 August 1887
Date of enlistment 30 January 1915
Date of embarkation 10 April 1915
Date returned to Australia 02 August 1919
Date of death 18 November 1945