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James Robert POLLOCK

Regimental number6626
Place of birthNar Nar Goon Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationLabourer
AddressPalmerston Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs A Pollock, Palmerston Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Enlistment date9 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the period 23/28th October, 1917 near ZONNEBEKE, East of YPRES, Private POLLOCK was on a very important and exposed Lewis Gun post which was continually being blown in. On one occasion all the rest of the gun crew were casualties, and though slightly wounded and suffering from gas, Private POLLOCK remained at his post, repaired his gun, and continued firing until the Bn. was relieved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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