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Ernest Alfred IRWIN

Regimental number5724
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolPresentation Convent
Other trainingLaunceston Artillery for a period of eight years
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationUpholsterer
Address156 Cimitiere Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs I Irwin, 156 Cimitiere Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 1 August 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death30
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot XXv, Row L, Grave No. 10A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
12
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary IRWIN; husband of Isobel IRWIN, 156 Cimitiere Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsCousin, Capt Ellis Cox, Launceston M C

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