|Place of birth||Wokingham, Berkshire, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||1 James Street, Fremantle, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Edwin Ifould, 20 Hovas Villa, Hove, Sussex, England|
|Previous military service||Served for 3 years, Public School Cadets, attached Royal Engineers; 4 years in the Naval Reserve.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Helen Vale, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||11th Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/28/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Machine Gun Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Military Medal (Awarded)
Materially asissted in holding post by clever and courageous handling of machine gun.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'At LAGNICOURT, FRANCE, on the morning of 15th April 1917, Pte. IFOULD was in charge of a Vickers Machine Gun in an advanced post when the enemy attacked our position, though outflanked on both sides by strong enemy parties this post hung on and maintained itself. By his clever and courageous handling of his Machine Gun under very heavy rifle and machine gun fire Pte. IFOULD materially assisted in holding the post and inflicted very heavy casualties on the enemy. He set fine example of coolness and courage to the men under his command.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915.
Wounded in action, 25 April 1915 (gun shot wound, left hand); transferred by HS 'Clan McGillivray' to Malta, 4 May 1915, and admitted same day to Convalescent Hospital, Tigne.
Embarked for Egypt, fit for service, 28 July 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 1 August 1915; rejoined 11th Bn, Gallipoli, 9 August 1915.
Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 1 September 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 5 September 1915; to Malta on board HS 'Neuralia', 5 September 1915, and admitted to St John's Hospital, 10 September 1915. Transferred to Intarfa Hospital, 8 October 1915; to HS 'Glenart Castle', 18 November 1915 (enteric); transferred to 'Aquitania', 24 November 1915, and admitted to County of London War Hospital, Epsom, England, 4 December 1915.
Found guilty, Australian Intermediate Depot, Abbey Wood, 6 April 1916, of being absent without leave for 2 days: awarded 48 hours' detention, and forfeited 2 days' pay.
Found guilty, 18 July 1916, of being absent from 2 pm parade: awarded 3 days' confined to camp.
Proceeded overseas to France, 25 July 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 9 August 1916.
Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 15 October 1916 (colic), and transferred say to 10th Stationary Hospital, St Omer; discharged to duty, 19 October 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 22 October 1916.
Transferred to 3rd Machine Gun Company, 4 March 1917.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 15 April 1917.
Detached to Machine Gun School, Camiers, 26 April 1917.
Awarded Military Medal.
Rejoined unit from detachment, 23 May 1917.
Selected to attend No 4 Officers Cadet Bn, Oxford, commencing 5 October 1917. Having qualified for a Commission in Infantry is appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the AIF, and allotted to attend the Machine gun course; upon completion will be posted to the Machine Gun Corps (designation changed to 1st Machine gun Bn, 1 April 1918).
Proceeded overseas to France, 22 April 1918; marched in to Machine Gun Base Depot, Camiers, from England, 22 April 1918.
Admitted to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 23 April 1918; discharged to duty, 11 June 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 50 days.
Taken on strength, 1st Machine Gun Bn, 22 June 1918.
Promoted Lieutenant, 1 August 1918.
Wounded in action (second occasion), 11 September 1918 (shrapnel wound, right wrist), admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 19, 15 September 1918, and admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Havre, 16 September 1918; transferred to England, 16 September 1918, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 17 September 1918 (wound, slight); discharged to Overseas Training Brigade, 6 November 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Pakeha', 6 October 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 16 November 1919; discharged, Perth, 17 December 1919.Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Cremated, Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, IFOULD Ernest John|