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Ernest James WHELLER

Regimental number64254
Date of birth12 September 1879
Place of birthTarlee, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBlacksmith
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 6.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinWife, Charlotte Helen Wheller
Enlistment date21 January 1918
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th General Service Reinforcements, South Australia (Egypt)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Darwin on 14 September 1918
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st field Squadron Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Discharge date26 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Malta', 3 July 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 30 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 26 August 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHELLER Ernest James

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