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Ernest Linley Russell FAIRLESS

Regimental number5498
Place of birthNorth Melbourne Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBank clerk
AddressMelba, Sheil Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs A F Fairless, Melba Sheil Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date29 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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