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Albert Ernest ELKINGTON

Regimental number6755
Place of birthCharters Towers, Queensland
Place of birthCarrington, Western Australia
SchoolBoulder State School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationForeman
AddressEast Cannington, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, W H Elkington, Post Office, East Cannington, Western Australia
Enlistment date1 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He was previously gassed on 19th March, 1918. Had only returned to the front two weeks before he was killed." Details from Father.
FateKilled in Action 23 August 1918
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death24.6
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot III, Row G, Grave No. 18), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
62
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Henry and Sarah Ann ELKINGTON, "Anchorage" 57 Howard Street, Fremantle
Family/military connectionsTwo Bothers
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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