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Ernest Sidney Rudolph MEYER

Regimental number3264
Place of birthGlebe, Sydney, New South Wales
Other NamesErnest Sydney
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
AddressAmager, Duntroon Street, Hurlstone Park, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs G H C Meyer, Amager, Duntroon Street, Hurlstone Park, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Cadets; 3 months in the 39th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date18 October 1915
Place of enlistmentRAS Grounds, New Suth Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 13), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
161
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Carl and Georgina MEYER, 2 Mansion Flats, Manly, New South Wales. Native of Sydney
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to, and proceeded to 55th Bn from 5th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; taken on strength of 55th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MEYER Ernest Sidney Rudolph

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