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Ernest Marshall BASKERVILLE

Regimental number4018
Place of birthQuirindi New South Wales
SchoolQuirindi Superior Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStorekeeper
AddressHill Street, Quirindi, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Baskerville, Hill Street, Quirindi, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Mooltan on 11 December 1915
FateDied of wounds 14 October 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death14 October 1917
Age at death31
Place of burialMont Huon Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row O, Grave No. 7B), Le Treport, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
177
Other details

War service: taken on strength, 1st Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, 14 February 1916; transferred to 45th Bn, 31 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 8 June 1916.

Accidentally wounded (right ankle), 7 August 1916; discharged from 4th General Hospital, Camiers, 23 August 1916.

Taken on strength, 14th Machine Gun Company, 23 September 1916.

Admitted to hospital, 1 December 1916 (piles); transferred to England, 20 December 1916; admitted to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 23 February 1917. Granted furlough, 27 February-13 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 July 1917, to reinforce 14th Machine Gun Company.

Wounded in action, 26 September 1917 (left leg and thigh); transferred to 47th General Hospital, 30 September 1917; died of wounds, 14 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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