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Sydney Francis GILBERT

Regimental number*1342
Place of birthAlbury, New South Wales
SchoolLeichhardt Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse trainer
AddressGould Avenue, Petersham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinFather, William H Gilbert, Gould Avenue, Petersham, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 19 April 1917
Place of death or woundingGaza, Palestine
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialNo Known Grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem Memorial, Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Catherine GILBERT, 73 Livingstone Road, Petersham, New South Wales. Native of Albury
Family/military connections4 brothers: 3 wounded and gassed, one returned.

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