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Ernest James McCREDDEN

Regimental number2278
Place of birthCorack, Victoria
SchoolReedy Dam State School
ReligionChurch of England
AddressReedy Dam, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, J McCredden, Reedy Dam, Victoria
Enlistment date14 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted April 1915, served some time as U. Pat Broadmeadows, and Seymour and later at the Commonwealth Detention Barracks Bendigo where he was Provost Sgt. left for active service abroad, May 1917.(W.G. McCredden Father)
FateKilled in Action 23 June 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialMeteren Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 547), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William John and Margaret Ann MCCREDDEN, Reedy Dam, Beulah, Victoria. Native of Corack, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers John McCredden killed in action 31/7/17 Messines, France, Albert Richard mcCredden killed in action, Gallipoli 9/8/15.

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