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Ernest BEAR

Regimental number11
Date of birth31 January 1898
Place of birthDaleford, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressMinnivale, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, Fred Bear, Minnivale, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 March 1915
Place of enlistmentBeverley, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)See No. 4572 Ernest BEAR, only entry on NR
Discharge date29 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Delta', 25 January 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Perth, 29 April 1919.

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

Also served in World War II: Service No W73727.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BEAR Ernest

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