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Ernest Leslie CALLAN

Regimental number1626
Place of birthCootamundra, New South Wales
SchoolSt Patrick's College, Goulburn, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRathden, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Patrick Callan, Rathden, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted January 1916; killed in action while stretcher bearing.
FateKilled in Action 17 April 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialAubigny British Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 1), Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Cootamundra Cemetery, New South Wales. Parents: Patrick and Jane CALLAN, 'Rathden', Cootamundra, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1625 Pte Francis Augustine CALLAN, Australian Army Ordnance Corps, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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