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Lyle Ernest GILBERT

Regimental number2157
Place of birthTumut, New South Wales
SchoolSydney Boys High School, Sydney, New South Wales
Other trainingTeachers' College, Sydney, NSW
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressYoung, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Thomas Aaron Gilbert, 'Wonga', Sheckey Street, Glebe Point, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 21 August 1918
Place of death or woundingCerisy, France
Place of burialCerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 25), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Mrs GILBERT
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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