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Stanley Harold GILBERT

Regimental number676
Place of birthPreston, Victoria
SchoolState School, North Preston, Victoria
Address472 Rathdown Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7.35"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M M Gilbert, 23 Seacomb Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 63rd Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date9 February 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 4, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/9/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll676A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 10 September 1918
Age at death24
Place of burialCerisy-Gailly French National Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No.21), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Elizabeth GILBERT; husband of M.M. GILBERT, 56 Victoria Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917; marched in to 4th Training Bn, Codford, 27 August 1917.

Taken on strength, 14th Bn, 4 September 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 December 1917; taken on strength, 39th Bn, in the field, 13 December 1917.

Accidentally injured, 21 January 1918 (bruised right leg), and admitted same day to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 1st Divisional Rest Station, 21 January 1918; discharged to duty, and rejoined Bn, 25 January 1918.

Re-allotted Regimental No 676A.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 14 July 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred same day to 47th Casualty Clearing Station; discharged to 4th Army Convalescent Depot, 21 July 1918; admitted to 20th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 July 1918 (trench fever); discharged to duty, 1 August 1918; rejoined Bn, 2 August 1918.

Killed in action, 10 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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