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John Ernest SCHOLES

Regimental number514
Place of birthNatimuk near Horsham, Victoria
SchoolRutherglen State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMerchant
Addressc/o Cust & Scholes, Ararat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinAlbert Scholes, 1 Severn Street, Box Hill, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentL
Unit name8th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of para-typhoid.
FateDied of disease 10 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBoulogne, France
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialWimereux Communal Cemetery (Plot IV, Row N, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
51
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated ('Fall Heroes') on Roll of Honour, Natimuk & District Soldiers' Memorial Hall, Victoria. Parents: Albert and Sarah SHCOLES, Box Hill, Victoria. Native of Natimuk, near Horsham, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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