|Place of birth||Northcote, Victoria|
|School||Kew State School, Victoria|
|Address||Walpole Street, Kew, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||George Pollard, Walpole Street, Kew, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||29th Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/46/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||29th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||25|
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No 5), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: George and Euphemia POLLARD; husband of Hilda Georgina POLLARD, 305 Raglan Street, Ballarat, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 10 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19/20 July 1916.
'Identification Disc received from Germany. No particulars afforded except the soldier is deceased. To be reported as KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE 19.7.16.' on the authority of Assistant Adjutant General, ANZAC Section, from War Office.
A handwritten note on the bottom of the B.103 notes, 'buried in vicinity of Fleurbaix, Sheet 36'.
Note on Red Cross File No 2170804: 'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16.'
Letter, Base Records to Pte Pollard's widow, 4 November 1921: ' ... I have to inform you that the only information available is to the effect that he was believed to be buried in the vicinity of Fleurbaix. I am unable to state at present in which cemetery a memorial will be erected to is memory should his grave not be discovered, but failing the recovery and identification of the actual remains it is the intention of the authorities to perpetuate the memory of these fallen by collective memorials to be erected in the nearest military cemeteries to which the soldier fell. No personal effects other than the identity disc have been received in this instance and in the view of the length of time which has now elapsed it is not likely anything further will come to hand'.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 1), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, POLLARD Herbert George
Red Cross file 2170804