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Ernest Arnold GEARY

Regimental number2445
Place of birthYarrowick, New South Wales
SchoolGulf Creek Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBushworker
AddressBarraba, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, John Geary, Gulf Creek, Barraba, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 15 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death24
Place of burialGodewaersvelde British Cemetery (Plot I, Row P, Grave No. 59), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
123
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Catherine GEARY. Native of Yarrowitch, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3624 Pte Albert Edward GEARY, 53rd Bn, returned to Australia, 9 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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