Ernest Edward HERROD

Date of birth21 June 1885
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolSydney High School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAvoca, Wentworth Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 9.25"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Herrod, Avoca, Wentworth Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 9 years in 1st and 7th Australian Light Horse Regiments; serving in 24th Signal Company, Australian Engineers, Citizen Military Forces, at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant Signalling Officer
Unit name2nd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion


Promotion date: 1 October 1916

Lt Colonel

Promotion date: 10 May 1917


Promotion date: 25 April 1915

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919

Distinguished Service Order

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Order of the White Eagle - 5th Class (with swords) (Serbia)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Companion of the Order of St Michael & St George

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Discharge date8 January 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, Order of the White Eagle, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HERROD Ernest Edward