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Norman George POLDEN

Regimental number577
Place of birthMount Pleasant ,South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSprington, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28.4
Height5' 6.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Alice McCallam, Springton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Discharge date31 January 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1757 Corporal Gilbert James POLDEN, 27th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Sydney', 8 October 1918; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 31 January 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 August 1970
Age at death84
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, POLDEN Norman George

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