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Ernest James BALFOUR

Regimental number2578
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressOakey Railway Depot, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, John Robertson Balfour, Bairnsdale, Victoria
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateDischarged 14 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 21364 Sergeant Alexander BALFOUR, 29th bn, killed in action, 20 april 1918; 4061 Pte Malcolm BALFOUR, 23rd Bn, killed in action, 22 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 June 1937
Place of burialBairnsdale Cemetery

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