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Ernest Edward ALCORN

Date of birth7 April 1878
Place of birthSingleton, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTimber expert
Address'Branscombe', Forrest Street, Haberfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs B Alcorn, 'Branscombe', Forrest Street, Haberfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 November 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 19 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade


Unit: 5th Division Artillery
Promotion date: 1 August 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward John and Louise Jane ALCORN
Discharge date5 January 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Taken on strength, 5th Divisional Artillery; 14th Field Artillery Brigade, 26 July 1917; 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, 29 January 1918. Gassed, 20 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 February 1927
Age at death60
Place of burialWaverley Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales

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