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Ernest Arthur PESTELL

Regimental number2428
Place of birthLuton England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLetter carrier
Address4 Arthur Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, William Henry Pestell, 1G Block, Sutton Dwellings, City Road, London, England
Enlistment date30 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 19 August 1916
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 18), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
153
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and PESTEIL, 3 Brooklyn Villa, Berkeley Road, Haymills, Birmingham, England. Native of Luton, Beds., England

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