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Ernest Frederick GIRDHAM

Regimental number809
Place of birthBroken Hill, New South Wales
SchoolMelrose Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMelrose, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs W Girdham, Melrose, South Australia
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialA.I.F. Burial Ground (Special Memorial, No. II), Grass Lane, Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
110
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Edith GIRDHAM, Melrose, South Australia. Commemorated in North Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.
Family/military connectionsUncle: Major John Brier MILLS, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, died of wounds, 30 May 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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