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Ernest C ILETT

Regimental number454
Place of birthBeeac, Victoria
SchoolBeeac State School, Victoria
AddressWarrion, Beeac, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinMother, Mrs F Ilett, Warrion, Beeac, Victoria
Previous military service71st Infantry Citizen Forces
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 May 1915
Place of death or woundingCape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death8 May 1915
Age at death19.8
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsHelles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Beeac Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: Frederick (d. 17 April 1906, aged 46; bu. Beeac) and Janet (d. 7 March 1938, aged 67; bu. Beeac) ILETT, 'Volinda', Warrion, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousins: 3172 Pte Herbert Frederick ILETT, 59th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 November 1917; Reginald McNeill ILETT MM, 22nd Bn, returned to Australia, 8 April 1918; 2193 Pte Milton Emerson ILETT, 22nd Bn, killed in action, 17 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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