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Ernest Robert FAIRLIE

Regimental number993
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
SchoolToorak State School and Hawthorn College, Victoria
Other trainingDiploma of Education
OccupationState school teacher
AddressEdgar Street North, East Malvern Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, W Fairlie, Edgar Street North, East Malvern Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Scottish Regiment, Citizen Military Forces, Victoria.
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 May 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*date of fate 8-12/5/15 on photocopy
Place of death or woundingCape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death8 May 1915
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsHelles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and Catherine FAIRLIE. Native of Lexton, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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