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Ernest Harcourt ELY

Regimental number702
Place of birthHarcourt, Victoria
SchoolState School
ReligionMethodist
OccupationOrchardist
AddressHarcourt, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinG Ely, Harcourt, Victoria
Previous military service8th Castlemaine Militia. On the reserve when war was declared.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Enlisted on 16th August, went to Broadmeadows Camp in August and sailed 19th October, 1914. Wounded in the landing also Gallipoli in July. Missing at Pozieres on 18th August, 1916." Details from Mother and Father.
FateKilled in Action 18 August 1916
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialDelville Wood Cemetery (Plot XVI, Row Q, Grave No. 6), Longueval, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
49
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Henry and Clara Elizabeth ELY, "Kia-Ora", Harcourt, Victoria
Family/military connectionsThree brothers enlisted.

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