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Ernest Frank WELLING

Regimental number1311
Place of birthMiller's Point, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWarehouse duties
Address54 Styles Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 3.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ada Mitchell, 54 Styles Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death32
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (No 3), Australian Cemetery, France.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Posted as missing in action, 20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 23 July 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsMother's address subsequently 199 Wigram Road, Forest Lodge, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, WELLING Ernest Frank
Red Cross File No 2900113

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