Ernest James VERRILLS

Regimental number708
Place of birthBrighton, Sussex, England
SchoolNeutral Bay Public School, New South Wales
Age on arrival in Australia6
ReligionChurch of England
Address2 Reed Street, Neutral Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Verrills, 2 Reed Street, Neutral Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Junior Cadets.
Enlistment date15 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 October 1917
Age at death22.4
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialPasschendaele New British Cemetery (Plot XIV, Row B, Grave No. 20), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James George and Annie VERRILLS, Reed Street, Neutral Bay, New South Wales. Native of Brighton, England