Ernest William Groves

Name   Ernest William Groves

Number    Trooper 848

Battalion   13th Light Horse

Place of Birth Merton

Next of Kin   Mrs. Groves of Romsey

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 23/6/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 20 years 6 months. 5’4”, 9 stone 2 pounds, blue eyes and dark brown hair

Religion   Presbyterian

Occupation   Farmer

Date and place of death

He died of pneumonia in Hospital in Heliopolis Egypt

on 1/1/1916

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in the Cairo British Protestant Cemetery

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was a farm hand in the Meeniyan area 

Military History

  • He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
  • He attended Merton State School
  • 23/6/15 He enlisted
  • His parents gave permission
  • 10/9/15 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Mulukuta
  • 21/12/15 He had pneumonia in hospital in Heliopolis Egypt
  • 1/1/16 He died in Heliopolis at 9.45 pm
  • Buried in Cairo British Protestant Cemetery
  • His effects were: – writing material, notebook, 3 Australian penny stamps. Hairbrush, shaving brush, house wife, wrist watch and strap, cigarette holder in case, identity disc, pipe in case, leather purse, 3 pencils, testament, pencil on chain, badges, pocket knife, tobacco pouch, studs, English French, Arabic text book, letters, handkerchiefs
  • His father received all medals

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