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Regimental number1128
Date of birth15 November 1891
Place of birthKadina, South Australia
Other NamesErnest
SchoolKadina Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Birtles, Kadina, South Australia
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name16th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in the neck, 6 August 1916; invalided to King George Hospital, London, and No. 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, England. Arrived back in Australia, 18 May 1917.

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

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