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Herbert Elgar ELLIS

Regimental number78
Place of birthGlenferrie, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGardener
Address10 Henry Street, Glenferrie, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9.25"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinFather, Ellis, 10 Henry Street, Glenferrie, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in No 2 Field Ambulance, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name5th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 June 1956
Place of burialEastern Suburbs Memorial Park Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLIS Herbert Elgar

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