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Charles Matthews GILBERT

Regimental number354
Place of birthBreadalbane, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway driver
AddressLindaville, Smith Street, Penrith, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Gilbert, Lindabille, Smith Street, Penrith, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 11 March 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Charles Matthew Gilbert on NR
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date28 March 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from England on board Ht 'Suevic', 11 March 1916; discharged (medically unfit: shell shock and general debility), Sydney, 28 March 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 October 1955
Age at death65
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, GILBERT Charles Matthews

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