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Eric William Elder

Regimental number229
Place of birthEaglehawk, Victoria
SchoolBendigo Central School No 1976, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMiner
Address110 Lower Puckle Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinEmma Elder, 110 Lower Puckle Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block S, Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 19), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
115
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Bendigo Central School No 1976 Honor Roll (now in Camp Hill Primary School). Inscription reads: 'Fighters in the Great War for Empire, Dominions, Allies'. Parents: John Thomas and Emma Jane ELDER, 78 Old Violet Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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