Ernest John (Ernie) RAWLINGS

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RAWLINGS, Ernest John

Service Number: 910
Enlisted: 16 October 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Theebine, Queensland, 28 December 1891
Home Town: Cordalba, Bundaberg, Queensland
Schooling: Howard State School
Occupation: Locomotive Fireman
Died: Died of wounds, Villers-Bretonneux, France, 28 April 1918, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Vignacourt British Cemetery
I C II, Vignacourt British Cemetery, Vignacourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: 42nd Infantry Battalion AIF Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Childers Memorial Hall (Isis District Pictorial War Memorial), Cordalba War Memorial, Isis District Roll of Honour, Shire of Howard Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 910, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Queensland
5 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 910, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 910, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Sydney
6 Jul 1917: Wounded Private, SN 910, GSW (left hand)
25 Apr 1918: Wounded Private, SN 910, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux, 2nd occasion - GSW (chest)

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John and Alice RAWLINGS, Isis Junction, N.C. Line, Queensland.

RAWLINGS. — In loving memory of Private Ernest John Rawlings, D Company , 42nd Battalion, died of wounds, April 28, 1918, dearly loved eldest son of J. and A. Rawlings, Isis  Junction aged 26 years 4 months.
He answered to his country's call.
He gave his life, his best, his all.