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Ernest Arthur BAILE

Regimental number144
Place of birthHammersmith, London, England
SchoolBlackenbury Road School, Hammersmith, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStore assistant
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8.25"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, Frederick C Baile, 67 Reporton Road, Fulham London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 August 1914
Place of enlistmentHelena Vale, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 31 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6 August 1915
Place of death or woundingSuvla Bay, Gallipoli
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery Plot (II, Row G, Grave No. 54), Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 2 March 1915; wounded in action, Gallipoli, 19 May 1915; admitted to hospital ship 'Galeka', 20 May 1915 (shrapnel wound, right leg); transferred to No 2 General Hospital, Ghezireh, 28 May 1915; to Australian and New Zealand Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 9 June 1915; embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, 4 July 1915; rejoined unit, 10 July 1915; killed in action, 6 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAILE Ernest Arthur

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