Eric James PANNELL

PANNELL, Eric James

Service Number: 5742
Enlisted: 8 January 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Gambier, South Australia, 24 August 1895
Home Town: Wondai, South Burnett, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, 26 October 1958, aged 63 years
Cemetery: Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens & Crematorium
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World War 1 Service

8 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5742, Brisbane, Queensland
4 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5742, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Choon, Brisbane
4 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5742, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Apr 1917: Imprisoned Bullecourt (First), Taken captive by the Germans in Reincourt, France & in hospital in Munster for 8 weeks & then held captive in Soltau, Baracke, Germany & then repatriated to Hull in England on 17th December, 1918 before coming back to Australia- -His Number at the prison camp was Baracke Z3605
11 Apr 1917: Wounded Private, SN 5742, 15th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (First), GSW (right leg)
22 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 5742, 15th Infantry Battalion, Returned to Australia on 30th April, 1919 on the ship Plassey

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Eric James PANNELL was born on 24th August 1895 in Mount Gambier, South Australia to James PANNELL and Hannah Stuart TUCKER

He enlisted on 8th January  1916 in Brisbane - he was with the 15th Battalion-18th Reinforcements who embarked from Brisbane on 4th May, 1916 on HMAT Seang Choon

Eric was wounded by a bullet in his right leg 9 hours before he was reported missing & was captured by the Germans on 11th April, 1917 in Reincourt in France - he spent 8 weeks in hospital in Munster &  was then interred in Soltau Baracke camp in Hannover, Germany

He was finally repatriated to Hull in England on 17th December, 1918 and returned to Australia on 30th April, 1919 on the ship Plassey and was discharged on 22nd June 1919

On 30th May, 1923 he married Edith Emma DOBBIN (nee MANTHEI) in St Johns Cathedral, Brisbane.  Edith died on 5th November, 1954 and Eric remarried to Bertha Wilhelmina PERSKE

After his 2nd marriage he was living in the Brisbane suburb of Highgate Hill & working as  a Health Inspector for Brisbane City Council

He was awarded the British War Medal & the Victory Medal and is also listed on the Ex POW Memorial in Ballarat, Victoria

Eric died on 26th October 1958 in Brisbane & his memorial plaque is at Mount Thompson Memorial Park in Holland Park, Queensland

 

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