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Ernest Joseph MINTON

Regimental number1175
Place of birthNelool Station, New South Wales
Other NamesMinton, Ernest J
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPostman
Address24 Elm Grove, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Minton, Cloncurry PO, Cloncurry, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 26 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 31 August 1916
Date of death21 August 1917
Age at death from cemetery records20 years 7 months
Place of burialWagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery, New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
9
Discharge date4 April 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Marama', 31 August 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 17 October 1916; discharged (medically unfit: nephritis), Melbourne, 4 April 1917.

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

Death attributed to war service.

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