Stanley Dawson Robert POLLARD


POLLARD, Stanley Dawson Robert

Service Number: 7105
Enlisted: 10 October 1916, Warwick, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Lagoon Flat, Queensland, 13 November 1898
Home Town: Texas, Goondiwindi, Queensland
Schooling: Silver Spur State School
Occupation: Stockman
Died: Killed in Action, Ypres, Belgium, 20 September 1917, aged 18 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

10 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7105, 9th Infantry Battalion, Warwick, Queensland
17 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 7105, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 7105, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
20 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 7105, 9th Infantry Battalion, Menin Road

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Father Robert Dawson Pollard  and  Mother Emily Grant Pollard (nee Beaton),
living at Bonshaw Station, Bonshaw, Queensland.
(Native of Texas, Queensland)

Prior to enlisting lived at Warwick, QLD.

Described on enlisting as 21 years old; single; 5' 7 1/4" tall; 149 lbs; fair complexion;
grey eyes; brown hair; Roman Catholic.

10/10/1916       Enlisted at Warwick, Queensland

1/11/1916         Commanding Officer appointed Stanley to Enoggera Camp

17/11/1916       Embarked from Brisbane on board HMAT Kyarra A55
                         as a Private with the 9th Australian Infantry, 23rd reinforcements

9-12/12/1916    Sick to hospital ship - Rubella

30/1/1917         disembarked into Plymouth, England

16/2/1917         marched in from Australia, into 3rd Training Battalion, England

3/5/1917           proceeded overseas to France
4/5/1917           marched in ex England, to Etaples, France
7/5/1917           marched out to Battalion

17/5/1917         taken on strength into 9th Battalion, France

20/9/1917         Killed in action    ***Father stated, he died 18 years 10 months old ***
buried in:          No known grave

Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium.

His name is located at panel 57 in the Commemorative Area at the
Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

British War medal (53385); Victory medal (52674); Memorial Plaque and Memorial Scroll

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  8/12/2014.  Lest we forget.