Biography

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: Private
Service number: 1718 - First World War, 1914-1918
1764 - First World War, 1914-1918
Units:
  • 1st Australian Camel Battalion
  • 1st Australian Infantry Battalion

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.

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 10 April 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

Private Record

Gammage, John Kingsley (Private, b.1887 - d.1945)

Collection relating to the First World War service of 1764 Private John Kingsley Gammage, 1 Battalion. Collection consists of a typed transcript of a diary kept by Gammage while on Gallipoli, covering the period April 1915 when he departed Sydney to February 1916 when he was in Egypt. The diary... Maker: Gammage, John Kingsley

PR82/003 (With records)

Gammage, John Kingsley (Private, b.1887 - d.1945)

Collection relating to the First World War service of 1764 Private John Kingsley Gammage, 1st Battalion. Collection consists of a diary written between April 1915 - February 1916, contains regular entries covering his embarkation from Australia, the passage to Egypt and service at Gallipoli, in... Maker: Gammage, John Kingsley

PR83/117 (With records)

Digitised Collection

Typed transcript of diary of John Kingsley Gammage, 1915 - 1916

Transcript of a diary relating to the First World War service of 1764 Private John Kingsley Gammage, 1st Battalion. The original diary was kept by Gammage while on Gallipoli, covering the period April 1915, when he departed Sydney, to February 1916 when he returned to Egypt. The diary graphically...

RCDIG0000372

Diary of John Kingsley Gammage, 1915 - [1916]

Diary relating to the First World War service of 1764 Private John Kingsley Gammage, 1st Battalion. The diary, written between 10 April 1915 and 26 February [1916], contains regular entries covering his embarkation from Australia, the passage to Egypt and service at Gallipoli, in particular the...

RCDIG0000347

Prayer book of John Kingsley Gammage, n.d.

Prayer book relating to the First World War service of Private John Kingsley Gammage, 1st Battalion, AIF. The book is titled 'Catholic Piety' and contains instructions on following Catholic practices and prayers.

RCDIG0000348

Heraldry

1914-15 Star : Private J Gammage, 1 Battalion AIF

1914-15 Star. Impressed reverse with recipient's details.

REL38475.001

British War Medal 1914-20 : Corporal J Gammage, 1 Battalion AIF

British War Medal 1914-20. Impressed around edge with recipient's details.

REL38475.002

Victory Medal : Corporal J Gammage, 1 Battalion AIF

Victory Medal. Impressed around edge with recipient's details.

REL38475.003

Timeline

Date of birth 1887-08-13
Date of embarkation 1915-04-10
Date of death 1945-11-18