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Ernest Edward MENHENNETT

Regimental number3542
Place of birthKapunda, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressQueen Street, Kapunda, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinMrs Sarah Ann Menhennett, Queen Street, Kapunda, South Australia
Enlistment date18 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 12 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date24 August 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3434 Private Frederick Charles MENHENNETT, 50th Battalion, returned to Australia 4 July 1919.
Other details

War service: taken on strength, 10th Battalion from 27th Battalion reinforcements at Zeitoun, 26 February 1916,

proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force ex Alexandria, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.

Reported missing 23-25 July 1916, then reported wounded; admitted to 11th General Hospital 18 July 1916 (shell shock); joined Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, ex hospital 16 August 1916; rejoined battalion, 16 September 1916.

To hospital sick, 2 November 1916, admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital (bronchitis), transferred to No. 2 Convalescent Depot, Weymouth, suffering bronchitis and trench feet, 12 November 1916; discharged to Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 18 November 1916. To hospital sick, 20 January 1917; embarked per HS 'Formosa' at Le Havre for England (neurasthenia); transferred to No. 2 Convalescent Depot, Weymouth, 15 March 1917. Sailed from Plymouth per A32 'Themistocles'; disembarked at Melbourne, Victoria, 2 July 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Date of death11 January 1928
Age at death49
Place of burialBarmera General Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, MENHENNETT Ernest Edward

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