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Ernest WILEY

Regimental number9702
Place of birthWisbeck, England
ReligionCongregational
OccupationMarine surveyor
AddressPulsford Road, Prospect, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5'4.25"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Minnie Elizabeth Wiley, Pulsford Road, Prospect, South Australia
Previous military service1 year in Australian Navy as permanent + Naval Reserve - Time expired.
Enlistment date25 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name11th Field Company Engineers, Section 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 31 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Jemma WILEY. Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date27 August 1917
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 4 May 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 2 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 27 August 1917.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death24 September 1927
Age at death54
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILEY Ernest

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