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Ernest John Luther WAUCHOPE

Regimental number443
Place of birthHoyleton, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressBute, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.7
Height5' 10.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Wauchope, Wallaroo, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollRegimental Quartermaster Sergaent
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date31 May 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 5345 Lance Corporal Norman Clement WAUCHOPE MM, Australian Corps Signal Company, returned to Australia, 1 April 1919; 2596 Sergeant Percival George WAUCHOPE, 15th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 28 January 1919; 2596 Sergeant Percival George WAUCHOPE, returned to Australia, 28 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, right eye), and admitted to hospital, Cairo, 1 May 1915.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 January 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Llanstephan Castle', 15 February 1918; discharged (medically unfit: trench fever), Adelaide, 31 May 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 July 1969
SourcesNAA: B2455, WAUCHOPE Ernest John Luther

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