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Ernest Cecil STOOKE

Regimental number2324
Place of birthGlenferrie, Victoria
SchoolErrol St State School, Victoria
OccupationStation hand
Address'Merribank', Smith Street, Thornbury, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Georgina Stooke, 'Merribank', Smith Street, Thornbury, Victoria
Enlistment date14 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 2 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated 'London Gazette' No 30169 (6 July 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 72 (2 September 1920).

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe enlisted with the 8th Light Horse transferred to 3rd Batt Camel Corps awarded D Coll., commissioned and gained Pilot's Certificate.
FateKilled in Action 10 August 1915
Place of death or woundingRamleh, Palestine
Age at death24.3
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialRamleh War Cemetery (Row AA, Grave No. 18), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest and Georgina STOOKE, "Glencoe", Olive Street, Reservoir, Victoria. Native of Melbourne, Victoria
Family/military connectionsTwo cousins Gordon Stooke and Keith Winterbottom both killed.

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