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Porter Robert ELLIS

Regimental number1698
Place of birthBeaufort, Victoria
Address'Woodend', Beaufort, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 7"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Francis Ellis, 'Woodend', Beaufort, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBeaufort, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 14), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 4 April 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 8 May 1916.

Taken on strength of 58th Bn from 15th Training Bn, 24 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 1 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on B.103, 'Buried in vicinity of Fleurbaix'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLIS Porter Robert

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