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Ernest Albert SWAYN

Regimental number64521
Date of birth10 October 1897
Place of birthDeans Marsh, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor driver
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Swayn, Harston via Tatura, Victoria
Enlistment date5 June 1918
Place of enlistmentTatura, Victoria
Unit name6th General Service Reinforcements, Victoria (Egypt)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Darwin on 14 September 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Melbourne, 14 September 1918; disembarked Suez, 19 October 1918.

Marched out from 8th Training Depot, Moascar, and allotted to 8th Light Horse Regiment, 12 November 1918.

Transferred to Australian Postal Corps, Kantara, 15 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Delta', 2 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 3 September 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 18 September 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SWAYN Ernest Albert

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