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Ernest Victor WILD

Regimental number4916
Place of birthBerrigan, New South Wales
SchoolMt Eliza State School, Mornington, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarm hand
AddressWarra Road, Kooyong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 4.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr W F Wild, c/o Mayne Nickles Co Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of teeth)
Enlistment date6 November 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records18.11
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 18), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
169
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Walter and Rachel WILD
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILD Ernest Victor

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