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Ernest NEWBOUND

Regimental number7558
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolState School, Eastern Road, South Melbourne
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressBurnley, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 4"
Weight117 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs. E. Moss, 3 Felicia Street, Burnley, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 July 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 July 1917
Place of enlistmentSouth Melbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 20th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 May 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death19
Place of burialRibemont Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row K, Grave 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
102
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Walter and Margaret NEWBOUND.
Family/military connectionsBrother: 65 Pte George Albert NEWBOUND, 22nd Bn, suicide, Gallipoli, 1 October 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 15 December 1917; embarked Alexandria, 8 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 13 January 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 24 January 1918, and marched into 6th Training Bn, Fovant.

Found guilty of being absent from 8:30 pm parade (5th Training Bn) after being warned, 18 April 1918: awarded 14 days' confined to camp with forfeiture of 4 days' pay, 23 April 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 April 1918; marched into Base Depot, Etaples, 30 April 1918, proceeded to join unit, Etaples, 4 May 1918.

Taken on strength, 24th Bn, in the field, 7 May 1918.

Killed in action, France, 19 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, NEWBOUND Ernest

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