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William Henry POLHILL

Regimental number3890
Place of birthCroydon England
OccupationShop assistant
Addressc/o Mrs Hardiman, Allingham Street, Armidale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs E. Polhill, 14 St. Johns Grove, Croydon, Surrey, England
Enlistment date2 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 12 April 1917
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialBapaume Australian Cemetery ((Row B, Grave No. 20), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
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, 14 St. John's Grove, Croydon, Surrey, England
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 77737 Pte Herbert William POLHILL, 54th Bn, accidentally killed, Liverpool Camp, 25 August 1917; 12905 Pte Leonard Arthur POLHILL, 1st Field Butchery, returned to Australia, 8 August 1919.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, Western Front

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