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Ernest Austin DOWN

Regimental number4185
Place of birthQueanbeyan New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarrier
AddressCroxton East, Hamilton, Victoria
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Mr J Down, Tyrendarra, PO Tyrendarra, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollAdministrative Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4186 Driver James Albert DOWN, Australian Motor Transport Section, effective abroad (still overseas).

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