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Herbert Cecil GILBERT

Regimental number26377
Place of birthMotucka, Nelson, New Zealand
SchoolState School, Motucka, Nelson, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWarehouseman
Address25 Campbell Street, Milsons Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, H E Gilbert, Postmaster, Rotorua, New Zealand
Enlistment date20 April 1916
Place of enlistmentMarrickville, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameReinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 14 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 25 October 1917
Place of death or woundingZonnebeke, Belgium
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot XII, Row B, Grave No. 8), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Emma GILBERT, 43 Crescent Road, Khandallah, Wellington, New Zealand. Native of Motnuka, Nelson, New Zealand
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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