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David James Polson

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Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 587 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 587 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    David James AWMM
  • Surname
    Polson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1315 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 February 1884 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Don Restaurant, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    E. Polson (brother), Education Department, Victoria, Australia AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1315 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of disease AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • David Polson was the son of James and Elizabeth Polson, of Wunghnu, Victoria, Australia. Previously wounded at Gallipoli. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    31 March 1916 AWMM
    Age 37 AWMM
    EgyptNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt AWMM C. 2. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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