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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


A portrait of Gerald Phelan from a locket kept by

his sister Vera.  Courtesy of Lucy Lee.



Phelan G J   Pte    3119    Gerald John              6 Inf Bn    18    Messenger    Single    R C       

Address:    Flemington, Railway Pl, 55   

Next of Kin:    Phelan, J M, father, 55 Railway Pl, Newmarket   

Enlisted:    13 Jul 1915       

Embarked:     RMS Osterley 29 Sep 1915   


Relatives on Active Service:

Phelan-C-Pte-2481  brother 

Phelan-P-S-Pte-6573 brother POW

Gasperino H Pte 2177 cousin

Gasperino Lawrence cousin


Date of Death:    23/08/1918     Australian Pioneers

CWGC:  "Son of Joseph Mathew Phelan and Mary Agnes Phelan, of 55, Railway Place,

West Flemington, Victoria, Australia".




War Service Commemorated

Regimental Register


In Memoriam


PHELAN. -Killed in action, in France, on 23rd
August, Private G. J. Phelan, aged 21 years 10
months, 1st Pioneer Battalion, after three years'
service; dearly beloved fourth son of Joseph
and Mary Phelan, of Flemington, brother of  
Stanley (prisoner of war) and Cecil (on active
service. R.I.P. (Inserted by his sorrowing



Family Notices (1918, September 3). The Argus

(Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 1.




PHELAN.— In loving memory of my dear pal,
Pte. G. (Gerry) J. Phelan, late 1st Pioneer Bat-
talion, killed in action 23rd August, after three
years' service. One of the best.

Inserted by Reg Harris, 6 Dover Street, Newmarket.


Family Notices (1918, September 4). The Age

(Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), p. 1.


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