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Ernest Alfred CAUSON

Regimental number2121
Place of birthWalhalla, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTram conductor
Address'Pootillah', Leicester Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 1.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Miss L Free, Leicester Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1915
Commemoration detailsPlaque in Garden of Remembrance, Victoria
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date28 March 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kanowna', 20 October 1915; disembarked Melbourne, 22 November 1915; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, head; paralysis, left leg), Melbourne, 28 March 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 April 1963
Age at deathPreston Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAUSON Ernest Alfred

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