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PO S. J. Gilbert (AE2) Died 9/10/16

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    Posted: 17 Nov 2010 at 11:19
 
 
 
ID number
P01645.004
Object type
Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Place made
Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Belemedik
Date made
c 1916
Credit line
Donor E Chomley
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Grave in the Christian cemetery of 8053 Petty Officer (PO) Stephen John Gilbert, crewmember of the submarine HMAS AE2 and then prisoner of war captured by the Turks on 30 April 1915. He died on 9 October 1916 aged 39 years, from malaria and typhus, while working on the Baghdad to Berlin Railway. Later his body was reinterned in the war cemetery at Baghdad.

http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/P01645.004



Edited by Mal Murray - 17 Nov 2010 at 11:20
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