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Arthur Ernest BOLGER

Regimental number1338
Place of birthCarlton, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolState School, Frankston, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressRagged Boys Home, Frankston, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Bolger, Ragged Boys Home, Franston, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 November 1914
Place of enlistmentWarragal, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death27 April 1915
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialQuinn's Post Cemetery (Special Memorial 33), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
71
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Matthew and Charlotte BOLGER, 48 Buckingham Street, Richmond, Victoria. Native of Carlton, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1489 Pte Godfrey George BOLGER, 8th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 4 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.

Killed in action, Dardanelles, 27 April 1915.

Buried at Quinn's Post, 27 April 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOLGER Arthur Ernest

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