Ernest Phillip Alston DELO MM

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DELO, Ernest Phillip Alston

Service Number: 4697
Enlisted: 21 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Balmain, New South Wales, 3 December 1884
Home Town: Henley Beach, City of Charles Sturt, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Iron Moulder
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 October 1918, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

21 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4697, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4697, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4697, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Jun 1918: Honoured Military Medal, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", ...south of Morlancourt, while acting as a stretcher bearer... Worked tirelessly... regardless of personal risk.. Carrying wounded
3 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 4697, 27th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography

Ernest Phillip Alston DELO was born on 3rd December, 1884 in Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales

His parents were Joshua Harris DELO and Emily Mary Elizabeth ALSTON who married in New Zealand in 1880 - 

Ernest married Helena Annie KAMM on 16th September, 1907 at the Holy Trinity Vestry, Adelaide, South Australia