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Ernest Joseph LUCAS

Regimental number372
Date of birth25 July 1893
Place of birthWalbundrie, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressWalbundrie, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, William James Lucas, Walbundrie, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 8, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/13/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 19 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Family/military connectionsUncle: 6973 Corporal Dominick John BURGESS, 14th Bn, died of disease, 19 January 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 January 1960
Age at death66
Place of burialPenrith Cemetery, New South Wales

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