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Gilbert James POLDEN

Regimental number1757
Place of birthMount Pleasant South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressSprington, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinSister, Mrs A McCallum, Springton, South Australia
Enlistment date13 May 1915
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 RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 577 Driver Norman George POLDEN, 1st Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 8 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 July 1957
Place of burialCheltenham Cemetery

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