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Ernest Lionel Shaw CUTTS

Regimental number7
Place of birthParkside, South Australia
SchoolGoodwood Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWarehouseman
Address1 Hardy Street, Goodwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Florence Edith Cutts, 1 Hardy Street, Goodwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Senior Cadets, and 9 months as a Lieutenant in the Militia
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 June 1918
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialCrouy British Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 8), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
120
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Goodwood Public School Roll of Honor. Photo: Peter Dennis. Parents: Charles Edsard and Florence Edith CUTTS, 1 Hardy Street, Goodwood, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1029 Lance Corporal Lawrence Henry CUTTS, 16th Bn, killed in action, 8 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 June 1918
SourcesNAA: B2455, CUTTS Ernest Lionel Shaw

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