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Oscar POLSON

Regimental number4271
Place of birthGottenburg, Sweden
Other NamesCharles Oscar Harold
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCoal lumper
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34.3
Height5' 4.5"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinFather, J E Polson, 6 Kastillg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Matilda POLSON. Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date12 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 16 January 1919; disembarked, Sydney, 6 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit: pneumonia, debility), Sydney, 12 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death9 August 1939
Age at death58
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, POLSON Oscar

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