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Ernest WHITING

Regimental number5223
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressC/o Mrs A Hargreaves, Alstonville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinSister, Mrs A Hargreaves, Alstonville, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)crossed out on n.r.
Date of death5 September 1916
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 17), France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Sarah Annie BEAVAN, husband of Ester BEAVAN, Bong Bong Street, Bowral, New South Wales. True family name BEAVAN, Benjamin John Ernest
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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