GAWLER, Robert George
(Service number 23/2564)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Rifleman|
|Date||2 August 1894||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Address at Enlistment||Buchanan Road, Riccarton|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs R. P. GAWLER (mother), 47 Buchanan Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||5th Reinforcements, 1st Battalion, E Company|
|Date||1 April 1916|
|Transport||Tahiti or Maunganui|
|Embarked From||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
About 16 September 1916 gunshot wound to right leg; to Brockenhurst Hospital, England.
|Date||8 September 1975||Age||81 years|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
|Memorial or Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Robert George Gawler was the eldest son of Robert Pinney and Agnes (née Tully) Gawler. He was educated at Oamaru North School, finishing his education in England when the family went there in 1906. Rifleman R. G. Gawler suffered a gunshot wound to his right leg about 16 September 1916 and was sent to England to the Brokenhurst Hospital. This disability resulted in a pension. Robert married Christine O’ Callaghan in 1918. His brother William Tom Gawler died of wounds in 1918 in France, and another brother Charles John Gawler also served in World War I.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 June 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [04 June 2010]; School Admission records [04 June 2020]; Lyttelton Times, 18 October 1916 (Papers Past) [04 June 2020]
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