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Ernest Talbot SALT

Regimental number1692
Place of birthTalbot, Victoria
SchoolCaralulup State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressGeelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J Salt, 32 Villamenta Street, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 November 1916
Place of death or woundingNeedle Trench, Somme sector, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialGuards' Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row L, Grave No. 5), Lesboeufs, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
170
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Caralulup State School Roll of Honor ('In Honor of the Pupils of the Caralulpup State School who served the Empire in the Great War'), Victoria. Parents: John and Louisa SALT, 390 Pakington Street, Geelong, Victoria. Native of Talbot, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1752 Pte Jack Henry SALT, 58th Bn, died of illness, 7 May 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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