Service Number: SX1625
Enlisted: 7 December 1939, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/33rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Henley Beach, South Australia, 6 May 1918
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Accidental, Wiltshire, England, England, United Kingdom, 13 September 1940, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Tidworth Military Cemetery, England
Section F, Grave 3 - Church of England Personal Inscription "AFTER LIFE'S FITFUL FEVER HE SLEEPS WELL"
Memorials: Adelaide Pulteney Grammar School WW2 Honour Roll, Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gawler Council WW2 Honour Roll
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World War 2 Service

7 Dec 1939: Enlisted Private, SX1625, Adelaide, South Australia
7 Dec 1939: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SX1625, 2nd/33rd Infantry Battalion
13 Sep 1940: Involvement Corporal, SX1625, 2nd/33rd Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Dermott Moore POLKINGHORNE was born on 6th May, 1918 in Henley Beach, Adelaide, South Australia

His parents were Oswald POLKINGHORNE and Lenora Ethel TWISS

He was living in Kingswood when he enlisted in Adelaide on 7th December, 1939 with the Australian Army - he was with the 2/33rd Australian Infantry Battalion. - Australian Army Service Corp. A.I.F., 6th Division.

Dermott was killed accidentally on 13th September, 1940 in England and is buried in Tidworth Military Cemetery & is commemorated on the Australian War Memorial and the Roll of Honour in Adelaide, SA



Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Death registered as:

Deaths Sep 1940  Polkinghome Dermot M 23 Salisbury 5a 436