William Ernest CHURCHILL

CHURCHILL, William Ernest

Service Number: 1526
Enlisted: 9 December 1914, Enlisted at Geelong, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Essendon, Victoria, Australia, February 1895
Home Town: Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Saddler
Died: Killed in Action, Krithia, Cape Helles, Gallipoli, 8 May 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Helles Memorial, Gallipoli
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World War 1 Service

9 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1526, 6th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Geelong, Victoria
13 Jan 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 6th Infantry Battalion, Prior to embarking
19 Feb 1915: Involvement Corporal, 1526, 6th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
19 Feb 1915: Embarked Corporal, 1526, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
8 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 1526, 6th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Benjamin Frederick Churchill and Florence Churchill nee Davis of Essendon, Victoria. Next of kin given as his brother Gordon Victor Churchill of South Melbourne. Brother of  Frederick Arthur Churchill and Else Elizabeth Churchill

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal