George Samuel Gilbert was born in Ballarat and was a Grocer by trade when he enlisted in the 4th Light Horse Regiment on 12 March 1918 at the age of 19 with the consent of his parents on March 12th 1918, with a request that he not be sent to the firing line before reaching the age of 21. At that time he was a 19 year old grocer from Bond Street in Ballarat East. He trained with the 1st Depot Battalion at Broadmeadows before embarking from Sydney on June 10th 1918 aboard the Wiltshire. He disembarked at Suez on August 17th and was based at the Central Training Depot at Moascar. He was later transferred to the Signal Training Unit where he served out the remaining months of the war. In March 1919, four months after the cessation of hostilities, he was transferred to the 4th Light Horse Regiment, before returning to Australia on the Essex and disembarking on July 25th 1919.
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