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Ernest Arthur HEAD

Regimental number35873
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWarehouseman
Address234 Swan Street, East Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Ernest Edwin Head, 234 Swan Street, East Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date7 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 28
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date26 February 1919
Other details

War service: embarked from Melbourne, 9 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 12 December 1917. Embarked from Alexandria, 18 December 1917; disembarked Southampton via Taranto, 4 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 March 1918; taken on strength, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 16 March 1918.

Wounded in action, 1 September 1918 (gun shot wound, right thigh); transferred to England, 3 September 1918; admitted to The Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington, 4 September 1918. Granted furlough, 29 October 1918, to report to No. 1 Command Depot, 6 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Takada', 24 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 11 February 1919; discharged, 26 February 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death1 September 1970
Place of burialCremated: Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales

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