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Ernest Reuben ERICKSON

Regimental number2112
Place of birthPort Germein, South Australia
SchoolPort Germein Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressPort Germein, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.7
Height5' 10.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Erickson, Port Germein, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 March 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1827
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 30 March 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot VII, Row A, Grave No. 6), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
136
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary Janer ERICKSON. Native of Port Germein, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3708 Pte Alexander Benjamin ERICKSON, 4th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 5 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ERICKSON Ernest Reuben

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