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Ernest HOLLAND

Regimental number352
Place of birthNottingham, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPloughman
AddressFranklin-vale, Granchester, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Gertie Holland, Franklin Vale, Grandchester, Queensland
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14 March 1917
Place of death or woundingBapaume, Somme Sector, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBeaulencourt British Cemetery (Plot I, Row G, Grave No. 13), Ligny-Thilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Janet HOLLAND; husband of Gertie HOLLAND, Healy Street, Toowoomba, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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