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Erle Finlayson Denton FETHERS

Date of birth11 May 1887
Place of birthMalvern, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolMalvern Grammar School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank accountant
AddressFinch Street, East Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, J.D. Fethers, Esq., Finch Street, East Malvern, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
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 RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death26 April 1915
Age at death27
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 7), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Denton and Amelia Charlotte FETHERS, Kooyong Road, Caulfield, Victoria. Native of Malvern, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2031 Pte Raymond Denton FETHERS, 2nd HQ Signal Company, returned to Australia, 7 November 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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