Ernest Edward Alfred James LIMBERT MM

Badge Number: S7292, Sub Branch: Clarence Park
S7292

LIMBERT, Ernest Edward Alfred James

Service Number: 515
Enlisted: 19 October 1916
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 14th Machine Gun Company
Born: Norwood, Adelaide, S.A., 9 October 1892
Home Town: Naracoorte, Naracoorte and Lucindale, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Electrical Engineer
Died: Goodwood, S.A., 8 November 1980, aged 88 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Naracoorte and District Town Hall Honour Board WW1
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World War 1 Service

19 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN 515
22 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, SN 515, 14th Machine Gun Company
22 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, SN 515, 14th Machine Gun Company, HMAT Persic, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Sergeant, SN 515
Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 5th Machine Gun Battalion

Ernest Edward James Limbert

I was recently contacted by a lady, Barbara Brain. This lady made an extraordinary effort to find some one researching the Limbert name from Naracoorte, South Australia. Barbara and her husband had a Second Hand furniture shop and twenty years ago noticed a shoe box of memorabilia in a drawer of a dressing table. Her find sat in her cupboard until March 2017.

The Box consisted of Ernest Limbert's war diary, Maps of France and letters home to his wife to be, Edith Limbert and many friends.
I made contact with Barbara and thank her for her effort. I have been able to share information and show the shoebox of information with my cousins.

There were a few photos of other soldiers with a name on the back of the photograph. One was Rupert Percy Lewis, and I have been able to contact his son and give him his photo. Rupert and Edward were neighbours in Fairfax Street, Unley.

I will make sure the contents of the shoe box will remain intact and in the family.
I have made contact with RSL who have photographed contents and are now listed on the RSL Virtual War Memorial Web Site. Thank you dear Barbara for your effort. Wendy Cussans.

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