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Reginald Clyde Polkinghorne was born in Ballarat and was a Draper by trade when he enlisted in the 8th Battalion, B Company on 7 September 1914 at the age of 20. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914. He was wounded just a couple of days after Clifford was killed, when attacked from the rear by the Turks. He suffered a gunshot wound to the back and was evacuated to England. In July 1916 he transferred to the Dental Corps. On May 15th 1918 he married 19 year old Ellen Marshallsay at the Parish Church at Chickerell in Weymouth, England. He returned safely to Australia, on the Borda, and disembarked at Melbourne on December 15th 1918.
His brother, Pte Clifford Polkinghorne with the 8th Bn was killed in action, 25 April 1915. (Tree No. 307)
Tree No. 237