Ernest Theodore (Ernie) WOOKEY

WOOKEY, Ernest Theodore

Service Numbers: 2314, 1444
Enlisted: 18 November 1914, The SN 1444 was crossed out and 2314 replaced it.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 59th Infantry Battalion
Born: Great Doddington, Northamptonshire, England, 30 December 1895
Home Town: Ararat, Ararat, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Bronchopneumonia, Lung Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, 14 May 1956, aged 60 years
Cemetery: Springvale Garden of Remembrance & Crematorium, Victoria
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World War 1 Service

18 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2314, 6th Infantry Battalion AMF, The SN 1444 was crossed out and 2314 replaced it.
2 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1444, 6th Infantry Battalion
2 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1444, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Melbourne
5 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, SN 2314, 6th Infantry Battalion AMF, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
27 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2314, 56th Infantry Battalion AMF, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)
28 Mar 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2314, 59th Infantry Battalion, Left England 8 November 1818 and arrived in Australia 20 November 1818. He was returned for "Debility". Ernie was blind, shell shocked and full of shrapnel and lived in the Caulfield Hospital for about 17 months until his discharge in March 1920.

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