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Garling, Gerald (Gerry) (1884–1950)

Gerald Garling, n.d. photographer unknown

Gerald Garling, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

GERALD GARLING was born in Sydney, on 28th August, 1884, and was educated at Fort Street School and the Sydney Grammar School. His father, Mr. C. W. H. Garling, was late manager of the William Street Branch of the Bank. Four of his sons enlisted, two of whom were killed, and one lost a leg.

Gerald Garling entered the service of the Bank on 26th June, 1901, at the Head Office. In March, 1904, he was sent to Gulgong, N.S.W., and in January, 1906, to Orange. In the following December he was promoted to accountant at Coonamble, N.S.W., thence he went to Millthorpe as teller in February, 1911, and in September, 1914, was transferred to Temora as accountant.

Enlisting on 3rd July, 1916, as a gunner in the 116th Howitzer Battery, he was promoted to Bombardier in August, to corporal in September, and to sergeant in December, 1916. A year afterwards he was appointed acting sergeant-major of the 104th Howitzer Battery.

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