Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS

Robert GAULT


Born: 1892

Birth registration: Victorian Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration No. 27046

Birthplace: Rushworth, Victoria

Parents: William Galt; Mary Ann Smith
married 1878

Died: 21 March, 1949

Burial place: Fawkner Crematorium, Fawkner, Victoria

Awards and Honours

  • 1914-1915 Star
  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal


14th Battalion



Regimental Service Number: 859

Enlistment date: 14 September, 1914 Melbourne

Age at enlistment: 22 years 1 month

Address at enlistment: 41 Wellington Street, Windsor

Religion: Church of England

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Mother: Mrs M. A. Galt

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Weight: 11stone 8 pounds
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Fair
Distinctive marks: Vaccination x 2

Embarkation ship: Transport A38 Ulysses.

Rank: Private

Return Vessel: Hororata.

Arrival at Australia: 28 July, 1915.

Discharge Date: 20 March, 1916

War Service Summary

Arrived Dardanelles
30/04/1915 - Gun Shot wound to neck and shoulder/arm
07/05/1915 - Admitted to Hospital Citadel Cairo
20/06/1915 - Admitted to General Hospital Heliopolis
29/07/1915 - Returned to Australia Honorata
28/02/1916 - Letter request immediate discharge and no pension.
20/03/1916 - Discharged; Spent a number of months treatment Hospitals in Melbourne before discharge. Refused Pension.
08/01/1920 Statutory Declaration re correct spelling of name.
09/01/1920 Letter requesting name change on records
15/01/1920 - Official approval to change records because enlistment was under an assumed name Gault. Confirms correct name Galt.
31/08/1923 Correspondence dispatched to Toolern Vale.

War Service Commemerated

Life After the War

Names of wife & children:
Married Edith Gladys Nash (1894-1971) 1918 Reg # 6600
David Ernest

Place/s of residence:
Toolern Vale
Kia Ora, 23 Crown Terrace, Ascot Vale

Occupations: Labourer
Military Clerk

Date of death: 21/03/1949
Place of burial:
Fawkner Crematorium

Other relevant information:
Worked for Venon Davey Apiarist, Toolern Vale

Statutory Declaration to alter name from Gault to Galt dated 15th Jan 1920

Additional Information

Melton Express
Saturday 7 September 1918, P 2
Planting the Honor Avenue
took place in the Toolern Park on Saturday last. The scheme adopted involved two concave semi-circles, facing the road, the converging points being 16ft. apart. Between these two points it is intended to erect the Honor Tablet, when the design has been approved; two specially selected shrubs were planted at this point, known as Thuja Doniana, a new and very handsome type of evergreen. The rest of the trees are golden cypresses. The line of the semi-circles was arranged well in advance of the cypress hedge (which was planted three years ago) and forms a background to the whole plantation. The blend of coloring from the golden-tinted trees against the dark green hedge will give a very fine effect in a few years time. The planting was carried, out under supervision and the trees well watered and thoroughly mulched to preserve the moisture on account of the lateness of the season for planting.
The list of those who enlisted from the North Riding contains 20 names and a corresponding number of
trees were planted. Precedence was given in the order of planting to those who have made the supreme sacrifice. The list is as follows:- R. J. Wynne, A. Cameron, H. Foster, W. G. Hogg, A. G. Tedcastle,  E. Cameron, N. Cameron, J. Clarke, J. S. Farrell, O. Jurd, A. Lachmund, S. J. T. McCorkell, R. J. MacPherson, A. P. Missen, G. A. G. Smith,  G. Snowden, R. Gault, D. Cameron, J. H. Bartrop, R. Bartrop. …..

The Argus
22 March 1949, page 9
GALT.—On March 21 (suddenly), at his residence. Kia Ora, 23 Crown terrace, Ascot Vale, Robert, dearly beloved husband of Gladys, loving father of David, loved brother of Elizabeth, William, Mary, Jim (deceased), Jean, Charles, and Belle.
—An Anzac.

ROBERT GALT will leave our parlours, 678 Mt. Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds THIS DAY
(Tuesday), at 2 o'clock, for the Fawkner Crematorium.


Australian War Memorial
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