Gilbert Row IRELAND

Badge Number: S11780, Sub Branch: Victor Harbor

IRELAND, Gilbert Row

Service Number: 62321
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st to 6th (SA) Reinforcements
Born: Wokurna, South Australia, 29 May 1899
Home Town: Port Broughton, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Hindmarsh Island, South Australia, 19 April 1960, aged 60 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Victor Harbor General Cemetery, S.A.
Memorials: Port Broughton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1918: Involvement Private, 62321, 1st to 6th (SA) Reinforcements, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '20' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Barambah embarkation_ship_number: A37 public_note: ''
31 Aug 1918: Embarked Private, 62321, 1st to 6th (SA) Reinforcements, HMAT Barambah, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, 62321

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Biography contributed by tony griffin

Gilbert Ireland was the son of John and Sarah Ann (nee Overall) Ireland of Barunga North. John and Sarah objected to 19 year old Gilbert’s enlistment but the Executive of the State Recruiting Committee decided that the enlistment must stand.

Gilbert was born at Wokurna on 29 May 1899. A farmer, he was 19 years old when he enlisted at Port Broughton on 18 June 1918. Gilbert was appointed to 5th Reinforcements “S” UK which entrained to Melbourne and embarked aboard HMAT A37 “Baramah” on 31 August 1918. Gilbert never made it to the front because the war had ended before he was allotted to 27 Battalion on 14 November 1919

Gilbert embarked for Australia aboard SS “Konigin Luise” on 18 December 1919 and disembarked in Adelaide on 2 February 1920. He was discharged on 26 February 1920.