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Gilbert Edward PORTER

Regimental number2415
Place of birthCurramulka, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressMinlaton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Richie Porter, Minlaton, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Enlistment date5 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A55 Itria on 14 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 March 1917
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialGuards' Cemetery (Plot III, Row K, Grave No. 4), Lesboeufs, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
175
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Minlaton Cemetery, South Australia. Parents: Andrew (d. 3 January 1947, aged 80; bu. Minlaton Cemetery) and Margaret (d. 14 December 1945, aged 79; bu. Minlaton Cemetery) PORTER, Minlaton, South Australia. Photo: Peter Dennis
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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