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Ernest John FISHBURN

Regimental number1709
Place of birthKiama, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFireman
Addressc/o B Fishburn, Graphite Street, Railwaytown, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 11"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Fishburn, Graphite Street, Railwaytown Broken Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in 81st and 82nd Battalion Citizen Forces
Enlistment date9 December 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 1 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919
Discharge date13 July 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Shropshire', 7 April 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 13 May 1918; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 13 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 January 1938
SourcesNAA: B2455, FISHBURN Ernest John

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