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George Ernest ACKLAND

Regimental number2928
Place of birthMount Pleasant, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationGrazier
AddressOrroroo, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 7"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Harriet Charlotte Ackland, Orroroo, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 9 years in the 17th Australian Light Horse; serving in 24th Australian Light Horse at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date18 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 February 1916
Place of enlistmentOrroroo, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mooltan on 24 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Discharge date11 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Orari', 16 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 11 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 July 1961
Age at death88
Place of burialWatervale Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, ACKLAND George Ernest

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