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Ernest Samuel NORTHEY

Regimental number6294
Place of birthBroken Hill New South Wales
AddressHampden Avenue, Adamstown, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Samuel Northey, Hampden Avenue, Adamstown, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 4,Field Ambulance 5, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/48/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Date of death10 November 1919
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialSandgate Cemetery
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Samuel NORTHEY, Adamstown, Broken Hill, New South Wales. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, NSW.

Military Medal

'Sapper NORTHEY did specially good work on the night of the 31st August, 1916, when repairing telephone lines for thirteen hours under very severe enemy shell fire. It was greatly due to his continuous efforts that good communication was maintained between Brigade Headquarters and Battalions during the period the Brigade was in action at POZIERES.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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