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Army Number: NX47801Image not available
First Names: Ernest Clarence
Known as: Ernie
Rank: Pte.
Next of Kin: Mrs. Dorothy Elsie HARRINGTON
Date of Birth: 20/8/1918
Place of Birth: Grafton, NSW
Date of Enlistment: 3/9/1940
Locality on Enlistment: Baryulgil, NSW
Place of Enlistment: Newcastle, NSW
Date taken on strength: 12/11/1940
Taken on strength at: Tamworth, NSW
Taken on strength from: 3rd Infantry Training Battalion, Tamworth, NSW (6th Infantry Training Brigade)
Company: HQ
Platoon: 4, Carrier
Section: 4, Carrier No.12, Gunner
Ship to Singapore: Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt (HMT FF)
Embarkation Date: 29/7/1941
Singapore Work Parties:
Other Work Parties:
Train to Thailand (if applicable) :
1945 Work Party:
Return to Australia by: Died Overseas
Return Date: 0/0/0000
Date of Discharge: 0/0/0000
Date of Death: 15/2/1942
Cemetery: Singapore Memorial
Plot/Row/Grave: Column 132
Information: Detached to 2/26 Bn for duty on 8/12/1941; rejoined 2/30 Bn. on 21/12/1941; wounded in action (WiA) on 28/1/1942; missing presumed dead (MpD) Singapore Island; in a group of 5 who left the Bn. position near Tyersall Palace after capitulation heading north in a carrier to shoot their way through the enemy lines - nothing further has ever been heard of them
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