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David Henry POLLOCK

Regimental number1608
Place of birthRichmond Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGreengrocer
Address34 Newry Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Agnes Pollock, 34 Newry Street, Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Moldavia on 2 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1608A
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 24th April, 1918, Driver POLLOCK was centre driver of a team comprising portion of a convoy carting ammunition to the 55th Battery A.F.A. When passing along a sunken road nearing the BONNAY CROSS ROADS, the convoy came under very heavy shell fire, killing two complete teams and wounding all the drivers. Driver POLLOCK although himself wounded immediately picked himself up and went to the assistance of the other drivers. Although the shell fire was particularly heavy and concentrated on this one point, this driver with utter disregard of personal danger extricated from amongst the dying mules one of the other drivers who was badly wounded, and still under heavy shell fire carried him 200 yards to a sap where his wounded could be dressed. His coolness under fire and his disregard of personal danger although himself wounded set a very high example of courage and devotion to duty.'
Date: 26 April 1918

Family/military connectionsCousins: 5272 Sapper John Robert POLLOCK, Signal Troop 3 [no details of fate entered on Nominal Roll]; 1018 Corporal Henry Clyde POLLOCK, 36th Heavy Artillery Brigade [no details of fate entered on Nominal Roll].
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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