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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Private Laurence Matthew Gasperino, 29th Battalion, circa May 1916.

Pte Gasperino embarked with the 7th Reinforcements from

Melbourne on HMAT Berrima on 4 July 1916. Later transferring to

the 8th Light Trench Mortar Battery, he was wounded in action and

returned to Australia on10 June 1919. http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/DA15182


Gasperino L M        Pte    3232    Laurance Matthew                29 Inf Bn    18    Boilermaker    Single    R C        

Address:    Flemington, Railway Pl, 55    

Next of Kin:    Gasperino, Anthony, father, Gillies St, Benalla     

Enlisted:    17 Mar 1916        

Embarked:     A23 Berrima 4 Jul 1916


Relatives on Active Service:

Gasperino-H-Pte-2177  cousin

Phelan-P-S-Pte-6573 brother POW

Phelan-C-Pte-2481 brother




Desvres, France. 6 January 1918. Group portrait of the 8th Light Trench Mortar Battery in the snow at

Desvres.  Pte Gasperino is identified as standing third from the right in the centre row. 




War Service Commemorated    


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