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Leonard Arthur POLHILL

Regimental number12905
ReligionBaptist
OccupationFarmer
AddressMacksville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Polhill, 14 St John Grove, Croydon, Surrey, England
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Service Corps Reinforcement 22
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/105/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Napier on 17 November 1916
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Butchery
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Croydon Cemetery, Surrey, England. Parents: Arthur (d. 28 March 1920, aged 58; bu. Croydon Cemetery) and Ellen (d. 8 January 1945, aged 86; bu. Croydon Cemetery) POLHILL.
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3890 Corporal William Henry POLHILL, 13th Bn, died of wounds, 12 April 1917; 77737 Pte Herbert William POLHILL, 54th Bn, accidentally killed, Liverpool Camp, 23 August 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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