|Place of birth||South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria|
|School||Carlton State School, Victoria|
|Address||8 Kipling Street, St Kilda, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Mrs Palmer, 44 Elizabeth Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||St Kilda, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Gunner|
|Unit name||Field Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 4|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/30/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Field Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Belgium|
|Age at death||27|
|Age at death from cemetery records||27|
|Place of burial||Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XVH, Row C, Grave No. 5), Belgium|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Annie SALKELD, 60 Elizaabeth Street, Paddington, Sydney. Native of Melbourne, Victoria|
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SALKELD Ernest John|