Eric Falconer READ MM


READ, Eric Falconer

Service Number: 3532
Enlisted: 30 August 1915, Rockhampton, Queensland
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 2nd Pioneer Battalion
Born: Armidale, New South Wales, 6 March 1893
Home Town: Bakers Creek, Mackay, Queensland
Schooling: Walkerston State School
Occupation: Bridge Carpenter
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 October 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Calvaire Cemetery, Montbrehain
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Mackay Cenotaph, Mackay Railway Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

30 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3532, Rockhampton, Queensland
3 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3532, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
3 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3532, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3532, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, Montbrehain

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Awarded the Military Medal ( and also awarded the French Croix de Guerre (

"Private E. F. Read, formerly of the Railway Department, Mackay, in a recent letter to his friend, Mr. J. Lowcock, stated that he had been awarded the Military Medal." - from the Mackay Mercury 14 Sep 1917 (