Ernest Bollom

Name     Ernest Bollom

Number    Private 4375

Battalion      22nd Battalion  

Place of Birth   Williamstown

Next of Kin   His father, George William Bollom of Tarwin 

Date and place of enlistment   Leongatha 4/2/1916

Physical details on enlistment   Age 22 years 6 months, 5’8”, 9 stone 3, grey eyes and brown hair

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   farmer

Date and place of death

He died of measles and bronchial pneumonia

Location of grave or memorial

He is buried in St Nicholas Parish Churchyard, Brockenhurst Hampton England

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

His family lived in Tarwin

 Military History

  • He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
  • 4/2/16 He enlisted in Leongatha
  • 7/2/16 He embarked Melbourne on the HMAT Orantes
  • 10/4/16 He arrived in Suez
  • 17/6/16 He had gastro enteritis and went to Lark Hill in England
  • 14/8/16 He had severe gastroenteritis, which lasted 14 days
  • 12/9/16 He was seriously ill with pleuro pneumonia
  • 30/10/16 He died of illness
  • Extensive report in his file on the pneumonia p 15, 16, 17, 18, and a post mortum p 24
  • His effects consisted of a razor strap, razor, shaving brush, pipes, handkerchiefs, small bag, note book, tobacco pouch and letters

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