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Ernest Howard TERRY

Regimental number3640
Place of birthCollingwood, Victoria
SchoolState School, Vere Street, Collingwood, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJam manufacturer
Address47 Charles Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.5"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Terry, 47 Vere Street, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death21.4
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
171
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth Ann TERRY, 38 Vere Street, North Richmond, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 57th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.

Transfererd to 60th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2711008: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TERRY Ernest Howard
Red Cross File No 2711008

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