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Trooper 848

13th Light Horse


Mrs. Groves of Romsey

Melbourne, Victoria 23/6/1915

Age 20 years 6 months. 5'4", 9 stone 2 pounds, blue eyes and dark brown hair



He died of pneumonia in Hospital in Heliopolis Egypt on 1/1/1916

He was buried in the Cairo British Protestant Cemetery

He was a farm hand in the Meeniyan area

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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GROVES, Ernest William

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