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Ernest HART

Regimental number1096
Place of birthLondon England
OccupationBoot repairer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, J.W. Hart, 8 Wick Road, South Hackney, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 October 1919
Discharge date10 February 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.

Found guilty, 2 December 1915, of neglecting to obey an order in that he in Reserve Gully on the night of 29the November was found urinating within the lines as prohibited by Bn Regimental Order No 213: forfeited 7 days' pay; penalty subsequently reduced to 3 days' pay

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 March 1916.

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, left arm), and admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 29 July 1916, and transferred to 44th Casualty Clearing Station; to 14th General Hospital, 31 July 1916; to England, 2 August 1916, and admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, 4 August 1916 (wound: slight); discharged on furlough (date not recorded), to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 8 September 1916.

Found guilty, Perham Downs, 1 January 1917, of being absent without leave from midnight, 30 December, to 1 pm, 31 December 1916: awarded 7 days' confined to camp, and forfeited 1 day's pay under Royal Warrant.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 January 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 18 January 1917.

On leave to England, 23 January 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 12 February 1918.

Detached with German Speakers Section, Divisional Headquarters, 28 June 1918; rejoined Bn from detachment, 12 October 1918.

Transferred to 26th Bn, 12 October 1918.

Detached to German Speakers Section, 3 November 1918; rejoined Bn from detachment, 8 December 1918.

On leave to England, 31 December 1918.

Granted leave with pay and subsistence (12/- per week) (Non Military Employment), 18 January-18 July 1919: attending boot and shoe machinery training, W.F. Hart, 139 Albion Road, Stoke Newington.

Married Ellen Douglas Millar CAMPBELL, widow, aged 30, Hackney Register Office, 26 July 1919.

Granted indefinite leave, 1 August 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 25 October 1919; disembarked Brisbane, 12 December 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 10 February 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.

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