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Regimental number14
Place of birthStebbing England
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSapphiretown, Central Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, Thomas Ereth, Stebbing, Essex, England
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 July 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry as signalling officer during operations. By his energy he maintained communications throughout. When his linesmen were exhausted he ran a line himself at great personal risk under heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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