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Ernest Oswald COLLETT

Regimental number19618
Place of birthMalvern, Victoria
SchoolTaronga Road State School, Malvern, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
AddressFerncroft Avenue, East Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, E A Collett, Ferncroft Avenue, East Malvern, Victoria
Previous military service47th Infantry; Served with Commonwealth Cadets.
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 29
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 28 September 1917
Place of death or woundingZonnebeke, Belgium
Age at death20.4
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialSt Sever Cemetery Extension (Block P, Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 3B), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
15
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest and Lucy COLLETT, 'Hokitika', Ferncroft Avenue, East Malvern Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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