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Ernest Edward DRIVER

Regimental number1668
Place of birthDunedin, New Zealand
SchoolPublic School, New Zealand
ReligionBaptist
OccupationTailor
Address2 Quay Street, North Quay, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6"
Weight107 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Robert Driver, 24 Pine Hill Terrace, Dunedin, New Zealand
Previous military service2.5 years, Dunedin Naval Artillery
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A22 Rangatira on 25 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 2 July 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Plot I, Row I, Grave No. 9), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
12
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Annie DRIVER, 24 Rue Hill Terrace, Dunedin, New Zealand
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Transferred to 7th Battery, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, 2 April 1915.

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 4 April 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 July 1915; buried 2 July 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DRIVER Ernest Edward

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