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Ernest James Herbert ETCHELL

Regimental number2505
Place of birthPenguin, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address9 Balfour Place, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, M J Etchell, 9 Balfour Place, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date2 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 24 September 1918

Mention in Despatches


Refers 25 February to 17 September 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 November 1987
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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