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Emanuel Isaac POLGLASE

Regimental number7559
Date of birth11 March 1895
Place of birthBourke, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFitter
AddressAustin Street, Woonona, South Coast, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Polglase, Austin Street, Woonona, South Coast, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date8 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 898 Private Reuben Alfred POLGLASE, 13th Batttalion, returned to Australia, 11 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Disembarked at Devonport 20 July 1917, appointed acting Lance Corporal, 21 July. Admitted to Sutton Veny Military Hospital 3 December 1917 (Pneumonia), discharged from hospital and marched in to 1st Training Battalion, 11 December 1917.

Reverts to Private on proceeding overseas. Proceeded overseas to France via Southampton, 23 January 1918; taken on strength, 1st Battalion, 31 January 1918. Sent to 1st Australian Infantry Brigade School 28 February 1918; rejoined battalion 31 March 1918.

Wounded in action, France, 1 May 1918; admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance and transferred to Casualty Clearing Centre, 2 May 1918 (gun shot wound, left leg).

Admitted to 8th Stationary Hospital, France, 5 May 1918, transferred to England 13 May. Admitted to Ontario Military Hospial, Orpington, Kent, 13 May 1918 (severe gun shot wound, left leg amputated).

Transferred to 2nd Auxiliary hospital, Southall, 7 June 1918. Granted furlough from 13 June 1918 to 24 June 1918; embarked for return to Australia per HMAT 'Karoola' 23 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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Date of death2 October 1969
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis Wall Of Remembrance, Sydney, New South Wales

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