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Ernest Edward MABEE

Regimental number4167
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStoreman
AddressOxford Street, Burwood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 5.5"
Weight112 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs H. Price, Oxford Street, Burwood, New South Wales
Previous military service3rd Contingent, South African War
Enlistment date6 December 1915
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 11 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Date of death10 January 1921
Age at death from cemetery records43
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Portion Church of England, Plot H, Grave No. 3884), New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
89
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Hannah MABEE. Native of Wooloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales
Discharge date23 April 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Alexandria, Egypt, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 10 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 17 May 1916.

Found guilty, Marseilles, 31 May 1916, of breaking out of Segregation Camp: awarded 72 hours' Field Punishment No 2.

Taken on strength of 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, 5 June 1916.

Marched out to unit, 30 July 1916; taken on strength of 19th Bn, 1 August 1916.

Wounded in action, 22 August 1916; admitted to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station, 23 August 1916; transferred to Ambulance Train, 23 August 1916; to No 1 Canadian General Hospital, 23 August 1916 (shrapnel wound: left arm); to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 14 September 1916; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 16 September 1916.

Proceeded to join unit, 7 October 1916; taken on strength of 53rd Bn, 9 October 1916.

Transferred to 19th Bn, 24 November 1916; taken on strength of 53rd Bn, 25 November 1916.

Admitted to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station, 28 July 1917 (pyrexia of unknown origin); discharged to duty, 1 August 1917; rejoined unit, 5 August 1917.

On leave to England, 14 August 1917; rejoined unit, 27 August 1917.

Admitted to No 5 Australian Field Ambulance, 19 November 1917 (influenza); discharged and rejoined unit, 26 November 1917.

Admitted to No 7 Australian Field Ambulance, 14 August 1918 (cardiac debility); transferred to No 55 Casualty Clearing Station, 15 August 1918; to Ambulance Train, 15 August 1918; to No 6 General Hospital, Rouen, 16 August 1918; to England, 17 August 1918 (pleurisy); to Reading War Hospital, 17 August 1918; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 29 August 1918; classified C2 by Medical Board, 31 August 1918; discharged to furlough, 3 September 1918.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 December 1918.

Attached to Administrative Headquarters, 17 September 1918; detached from Administrative Headquarters, 9 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT ' Margha', 18 January 1919.

Admitted to Ship's Hospital, 31 January 1919 (pulmonary tuberculosis).

Disembarked Melbourne, 5 March 1919; re-embarked, no date stated; disembarked Sydney, 9 March 1919; discharged Sydney (medically unfit), 23 April 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, MABEE Ernest Edward

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