Soldier Summary

John Gerard Guinea

Altername names
  • Gerard, John Denis
Military History

Rank: Private

Unit: Australia. Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921).

Serial Number: 57673 (AIF); 133008 (British Army)


Occupation: laborer. Served in AIF 9th Battalion and 45th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

Residence[1]Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia
Died[1]1942Borneoas POW of the Japanese
Enlisted[1]04/22/1918Paddington, NSW (Australia)
Re-enlisted as John Denis Gerard[1]
Re-enlisted but discharges as unfit[1]1940
Birth1901 (?)

[1]Anzacs in Arkhangel: the untold story of Australia and the invasion of Russia, 1918-19



Almost all of the Polar Bear Expedition manuscript and archival materials held by the Bentley Historical Library, as well as related books and periodicals, have been digitized and are freely available for public use on this website. The library is actively seeking additions to the collections, so some recently-acquired materials are not available online. However, all of these collections are described on this site, and researchers are welcome to contact the library's reference staff regarding access or copies.

Bentley Historical Library logo

1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 764-3482