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Ernest John SALKELD

Regimental number954
Place of birthSouth Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolCarlton State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationDriver
Address8 Kipling Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height6' 6"
Weight178 lbs
Next of kinMrs Palmer, 44 Elizabeth Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSt Kilda, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 1 August 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XVH, Row C, Grave No. 5), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
12
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Annie SALKELD, 60 Elizaabeth Street, Paddington, Sydney. Native of Melbourne, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 8 April 1915.

Transferred to Rest Camp, 17 July 1915; returned to duty, 28 July 1915.

Wounded in action, 6 August 1915 (shock); transferred to duty, 14 August 1915.

Rejoined unit, Tel el Kebir, from Gallipoli, 5 January 1916.

Appointed Acting Bombardier, 12 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.

Appointed Bombardier, 23 May 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 24 December 1916 (gonorrhoea), and transferred to 36th Casualty Clearing Station, and the to Ambulance Train No 17, and admitted to 1st Stationary Hospital, Rouen; transferred to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 29 December 1916; discharged to Base Depot, 6 May 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 134 days.

Rejoined 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 25 May 1917.

Promoted Corporal, 6 June 1917.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 30 July 1917 (nature of wounds not recorded).

Died of wounds, 17th Casualty Clearing Station, 1 August 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SALKELD Ernest John

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