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William GILBERT

Regimental number2614
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressTavastock Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Eileen Gilbert, St Bernard's Road, Magill, South Australia
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 December 1916
Place of death or woundingEngland
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialCompton Chamberlain Cemetery, Wiltshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
120
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Florence GILBERT; husband of H.E. GILBERT, Alfred Street, Port Adelaide
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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