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Eric Fane de SALIS

Regimental number1874
Place of birthCuppacumbalong, New South Wales
SchoolThe King's School, Parramatta, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressMichelago, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, George Fane de Salis, Michelago, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron
FateKilled in Action 5 November 1917
Place of death or woundingBeersheba
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem Memorial, Palestine
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Fane and Mary St L. de SALIS, 'Loglio', Michelago, New South Wales

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 33387 Gunner George Fane de SALIS, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 22 Septem,ber 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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