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Ernest Douglas PEARSALL

Regimental number5164
Place of birthSandford, Tasmania
SchoolSandford State School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMariner
AddressSanford, Clarence, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs P Pearsall, Sanford, Clarence, Tasmania
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 17 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialBoisguillaume Communal Cemetery Extension (Row A, Grave No. 17A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
156
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Phillip and Louisa PEARSALL, Sandford, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsCousins L Cpl G I Nash, Pte A Pearsall (killed) Clarence, TAS.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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