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Gerald Scanlon


46th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus X holl. Purpurescens
  • Planted By: Miss N. Florrimel
  • Plaque: 3282

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Gerald Scanlon was born in Galway, Ireland and was living in Ballarat as a Labourer by trade when he enlisted in the 14th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement on 15 July 1915 at the age of 22. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915. In March 1916 while at Zeitoun in Egypt he was attached to the 46th Battalion, and in early June he arrived at the battlefields of France. In December of 1916 he was disciplined for drunkenness but he continued to serve until he was wounded in action on August 8th 1918. He received a shrapnel wound to the head and was evacuated to hospital. He returned to Australia on the Armagh, disembarking at Melbourne on May 18th 1919.
Tree No. 3282

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour