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Arthur James POLSON

Regimental number55197
Date of birth13 March 1899
Place of birthMurtoa, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressHopkins Hotel, Ararat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M E Polson, Hopkins Hotel, Ararat, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 March 1917
Place of enlistmentArarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th General (Victorian) Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 5 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1919
Discharge date20 December 1919
Other details

War service: England, France (post-Armistice)

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Devon', 8 October 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 November 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 20 December 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death12 July 1956
Age at death57
SourcesNAA: B2455, POLSON Arthur James

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