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Regimental number3592
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMurrurundi, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26.7
Height5' 1"
Weight121 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ivy May Victoria Anscombe, Murrurundi, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 July 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 June 1917
Place of enlistmentSingleton, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date24 January 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 27 September 1918 (gun shot wound, left foot); disembarked Melbourne, 26 November 1918, for onward overland travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 24 January 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 October 1962
Age at death72
Place of burialCremated: St Thomas Cemetery (Wall 7 Niche 107), Enfield, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANSCOMBE Ernest

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