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Percy Edward GILBERT

Regimental number1709
Place of birthPort Augusta, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMessenger
Address15 Victoria Street, Mile End, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.10
Height5' 5.75"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Gilbert, 15 Victoria Street, Mile End, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 76th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date11 May 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date18 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of York', 14 January 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 18 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 May 1975
Age at death80
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, GILBERT Percy Edward

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