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Ernest John SWEET

Regimental number1999
Place of birth62 Hawle St, West Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolMoreland State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, John Sweet, 81 Blyth Street, Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Citizen Military Forces, 60th Bn.
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot VI, Row B, Grave No. 18), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Sarah Sophia SWEET, 10 Cooraminta Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: L/cpl H.O. Carruthers, 8th Bn, MM.

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