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Ernest Trafalgar FARRIS

Regimental number63
Place of birthSilvertown, London England
SchoolWest Silvertown, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia13
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDelivery carter
AddressBridgetown, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs E A Farris, Bridgetown, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 May 1918
Place of death or woundingTreaux, near Amiens, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialRibemont Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row H, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Elizabeth Ann FARRIS, 28 Vincent Street, Mount Lawley, Western Australia. Native of Silvertown, London, England

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