Ernest Andrew WISE

Regimental number3966
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSleeper cutter
AddressNarooma, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinGuardian, J Lynch, Narooma, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 October 1917
Miscellaneous information from
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Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On September near WESTHOEK, this man was runner and observer. He brought in information under heavy machine gun and shell fire. He was wounded but delivered his despatch before having his wound attended to. This was a very important despatch and his act was one of great personal sacrifice. He has on previous occasions done very good work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 May 1947