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Ernest Meyer MITCHELL

Regimental number2042
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40.8
Height5' 4.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mabel Daisy Mitchell, 'Dane Bank', Kurraba Road, Neutral Bay, Sydney, New South wales
Previous military serviceServed as 2nd Lt, Sydney University Scouts; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Unit nameLight Trench Mortar Battery, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 10 February 1917
An Embarkation Roll for the Light Trench Mortar Battery, 6th Reinforcement, does not appear on the AWM website.
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion


Unit: 1st Machine Gun Battalion
Promotion date: 12 September 1918

2nd Lieutenant

Promotion date: 1 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919

Mention in Despatches

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 124
Date: 30 October 1919

Discharge date4 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin', 12 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 July 1919, for onward travel by rail to Sydney; appointment terminated (discharged), Sydney, 4 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MITCHELL Ernest Meyer

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