The AIF Project

Ernest Frederick NORTH

Regimental number2750
Place of birthToolangie, Victoria
SchoolKinglake State School, Victoria
AddressKing Lake via Yarra Glenn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 9"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, Fred North, King Lake via Yarra Glenn, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 6 months in Area 45 Senior Cadets; moved out of area.
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 17), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Father: Frederick NORTH. Native of Toolangi, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4261 Pte Arthur Charles NORTH, 57th Bn, returned to Australia, 17 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 31 January 1916 (influenza); discharged to duty, 15 February 1916.Taken on strength, 58th Bn, Ferry Post, 4 April 1916.

Transferred to 59th Bn, Ferry Post, 4 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 2020313, 3852 Pte A.V. HAYMAN, 59th Bn, 11 June 1917: 'Captain Ackeroyd of the 59th Btn. wrote to Pte. North, brother of Casualty, about middle of February last, to the effect that Casualty was killed at Fleurbaix on the 19th July. Pte. North said he would keep the news back for fear of up-setting his people.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, NORTH Ernest Frederick
Red Cross File No 2020313

Print format    

© The AIF Project 2024, UNSW Canberra. Not to be reproduced without permission.