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Ernest Edward PAYNE

Regimental number4294
Place of birthKialla Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGardener
Address35 Munster Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs I Payne, 35 Munster Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date31 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


'Conscientious and reliable work and steadying influence amongst men of Platoon.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 5 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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