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Ernest Edwin PONTING

Regimental number2044
Place of birthGarvoc, Victoria
SchoolState School, Noorat, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressGlenormiston, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Ponting, Glenormiston, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll271
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Ambulance
FateDied of wounds 23 September 1917
Place of death or woundingnear Ypres, Belgium
Date of death23 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXIV, Row A, Grave No. 1A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
183
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Terang Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: George (d. 5 September 1909, aged 57; bu. Terang) and Susannah (d. 13 December 1923, aged 70; bu. Terang) PONTING, Princess Street, Warnambool, Victoria. Native of Garvoc, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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