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Ernest Walter MURLEY

Regimental number542
Date of birth18 January 1889
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, William, Murley, 2 Howden Street, Peckham, London, England
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT Morea on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Discharge date20 September 1919 - Adelaide
Family/military connectionsBrother: Private Alfred John MURLEY, Regimental No. 7269, 10th Battalion, returned to Australia 20 May 1919
Other details

Served four years 290 days (three years 361 days spent abroad)

War Service: Egypt, France, England

20 December 1915, joined Regiment on marching out to Western Frontier. Hospitalised August 1916, discharged from quarantine (septic sores). Attached to Headquarters Camp (2nd Light Horse Training Regiment). 21 March 1917, attached to Brigade Headquarters as Cook

Hospitalised November 1917

2 January 1918 transferred to 3rd Light Horse Regiment

28 March 1919 embarked H.T. 'Malwa' at Port Said for UK Leave

Returned to Australia per 'Zealandio disembarking 20 August 1919

Date of death5 November 1978
Age at death89
Place of burialEnfield Crematorium, Adelaide, South Australia

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