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Ernest John UNITT

Regimental number5439
Place of birthCharters Towers, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSurveyor's chainman
Address88 Palmer Street, East Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 7"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Unitt, 88 Palmer Street, East Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 December 1915
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 June 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary Clare UNITT. Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date16 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Matatua', 17 June 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 15 August 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: wounded), Sydney, 16 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death15 April 1927
Age at death38
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. R.C. 9, 2684), New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, UNITT Ernest John

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