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Ernest Henry PETERS

Regimental number120
Place of birthCooktown, Queensland
SchoolState School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAtherton Street, Mareeba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Fredk Chas Peters, Atherton Street, Mareeba, Queensland
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Machine Gun Company
FateKilled in Action 11 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death21.10
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave 28), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents; Charles Frederick and Albertina PETERS, Atherton Street, Mareeba, Queensland. Native of Cooktown, Queensland
Family/military connectionsCousin: 1936 Pte Henry DALZIEL VC, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 January 1919.

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