VALENTINE, Ernest Russell William

Service Number: 3907
Rank: Bombardier
Enlistment Unit: 12th Battalion
Transferred Unit: Not known or not applicable
Date of Enlistment: 19 August 1915
Enlistment Age: 42 years 10 months
Fate of person: Returned to Australia

Biographical Details

Russell was 42 and a sports manager living in Rupert Street when he enlisted in the 12th Battalion in August 1915. He left Melbourne on the Orontes and reached Marseilles in April 1916. He was wounded in action at Fleurbaix and saw active service throughout 1917. Ernest returned to Launceston in May 1918 and died in 1959.

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