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Ernest BARING

Regimental number1756
Place of birthBideford, Devon, England
SchoolNorwich Grammar School, Norfolk, England
Other trainingHawkesbury Agricultural College, New South Wales (2 years)
Age on arrival in Australia15
ReligionNo religion
OccupationFarmer
AddressGriffith, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Amy Baring, Newton Road, Sudbury, Suffolk, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular2nd of 5 brothers
FateKilled in Action 2 April 1917
Place of death or woundingLagnicourt, France
Date of death2 April 1917
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialVaulx Hill Cemetery ((Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 20), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
161
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis Henry and Amy Baring, Chandlers Ford, Hants, England. Born at Northam, England
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4 - all fought in France, 1 with the AIF, 3 with the British Army. 5223 Pte Charles Alexander BARING, 52nd Bn, killed in action, France, 4 September 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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