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Ernest SAKER

Regimental number1674
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
Address4 Queen Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinBrother, Ernest Saker, 4 Queen Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMED26.50.2R3
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919

Military Medal

'This man was continuously on duty from 8 p.m. on 3th October, 1917, for 50 hours. On 4th October, 1917, near ZONNEBEKE he lead a party out through deep mud, thigh deep, and brought in three wounded men. By his gallantry he undoubtedly saved these men's lives and by his cheerfulness under adverse conditions kept his squad working and setting an example to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

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

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