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Ernest Rhodes FLETCHER

Regimental number2134
Place of birthNewcastle-upon-Tyne, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address263 Mueller Road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mabel Florence Fletcher, 263 Mueller Road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Enlistment date1 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver PTE
Unit name11th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 6 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 August 1917
Other details

War service: embarked from Alexandria for Gallipoli, 31 July 1915; taken on strength, 11th Bn, 4 August 1915. To hospital (diarrhoea), 24 August 1915; to 1st Field Ambulance, 25 August 1915; discharged to unit, 27 August 1915. To 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance (pyrexia), 25 September 1915. Evacuated from Gallipoli with the main force, and disembarked at Alexandria, 6 January 1916. Transferred to 51st Bn, 29 February 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 16 June 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, 28 November 1916.

Evacuated to England to consult ear specialist, 17 July 1917. Commenced return to Australia (deafness), 25 August 1917.

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

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