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Edwin George POLLARD

Regimental number3664
Place of birthPrahran, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 5.25"
Weight117 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Pollard, 6 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 12 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917
Discharge date4 January 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 12 August 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 30 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 December 1916; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 31 December 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 27 January 1917; rejoined Bn, 1 February 1917 (no further details recorded).

Admitted to 5th Divisional Rest Station, 10 February 1917 (myalgia); rejoined Bn, 21 February 1917.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 1 June 1917 (chronic rheumatism), and transferred same day to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 3 June 1917, and admitted to 8th General Hospital, Rouen, 7 June 1917; transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 8 June 1917; to England, 15 June 1917, and admitted to Military Hospital, Bethnal Green, 16 June 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 27 June 1917; discharged on furlough, 9 July 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 23 July 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic' for discharge , 27 September 1917 (chronic rheumatism); disembarked Adelaide, 18 November 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 4 January 1918.

War service: 1 year 352 days (of which 1 day 99 days was abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 September 1923
Age at death49
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 5, Grave No. West 7), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, POLLARD Edwin George

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