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Ernest John ARMISTEAD

Regimental number2216
Place of birthBoonah, Victoria
Other NamesErnest John
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBoonah, Winchelsea, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8.75"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Armistead, Boonah, Winchelsea, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (rejected 5 years previously for enlistment in the Permanent Artillery: 'not heavy enough')
Enlistment date23 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialGordon Dump Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 5), OVillers-La Boiselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
95
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Winchelsea Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: John and Harriet ARMISTEAD. Native of Boohah, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1200 Pte Horace Joseph ARMISTEAD, 2nd Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 15 January 1919; 278 Driver Walter James ARMISTEAD, 2nd Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 4 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 22nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 8 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 26 March 1916.

Pay account debited 1/10d for loss of towel.

Killed in action, 27 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ARMISTEAD Ernest John

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