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Claude Vernon GILBERT

Regimental number1342
Date of birth12 December 1892
Place of birthCrystal Brook, South Australia
OccupationIron moulder
AddressCrystal Brook, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, Walter Gilbert, Crystal Brook, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 December 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3405
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date7 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Themistocles', 14 August 1915; discharged (medically unfit: rheumatism), 29 February 1916; re-embarked from Adelaide on board HMAT A48 'Seang Bee', 10 February 1917, as 3405 Pte, 50th Bn, 9th Reinforcement; returned to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 20 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 7 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No V353889
Date of death1 December 1970
Age at death78
Place of burialKoondrook Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, GILBERT Claude Vernon

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