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Joseph Louis POLLE

Regimental number164
Place of birthGawler South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationIronworker
AddressCarlisle Street, Glanville, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ellen Glace Polle, Carlisle Street, Glanville, South Australia
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateStruck off strength 16 March 1916
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row F, Grave No. 2), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
121
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Salvation Army Roll of Honour, Gawler, South Australia.

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