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Murray Hamilton EKINS

Regimental number3131
Place of birthKent Town, South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationClerk
Address4 Flinders Street, Kent Town, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.3
Height5' 6.5"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C E Ekins, 4 Flinders Street, Kent Town, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 78th Regiment, Senior Cadets, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date18 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Light Horse
FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date12 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Derbyshire', 2 March 1919; disembarked, Adelaide, 12 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 12 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 March 1985
Age at death86
Place of burialBarmera Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, EKINS Murray Hamilton

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