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Rudolf Paul POLTROCK

Regimental number153
Place of birthMurtoa, Victoria
AddressMaribyrnong Barracks, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, F B Poltrock, Murtoa, Victoria
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMaribyrnong Barracks, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 7 June 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date12 September 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Essex', 7 June 1918; discharged (medically unfit: nerve deafness, left and right ears), 12 September 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 September 1990
Age at death97
Place of burialSpringvale Botanical Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, POLTROCK Rudolf Paul

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