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Ernest Alfred WINNELL

Regimental number1420
Date of birth23 February 1886
Place of birthKilmore, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBaddaginnie, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28.8
Height5' 9.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Matilda Winnell, Baddaginnie, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 October 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name14th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1915
Discharge date1 February 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded, 19 May 1915 (left hand finger amputated); admitted to No 1 General Hospital, Heliopolis, 28 May 1915.

Commenced return to Australia, 5 July 1915; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 1 February 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Re-enlisted for Home Service, 6 August 1917.
Miscellaneous detailsNext of kin incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Matilda WINNESS; religion as Roman Catholic .
SourcesNAA: B2455, WINNELL Ernest Alfred

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