Ray Vernon SEARLE


SEARLE, Ray Vernon

Service Number: 2954
Enlisted: 1 July 1915, Enlisted at Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Breadalbane, Tasmania, 1895
Home Town: Westbury, Meander Valley, Tasmania
Schooling: Westbury Public School, Tasmania
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Ypres, Belgium, 23 August 1917
Cemetery: Bethleem Farm West Cemetery
Row D, Grave 2 Headstone inscription reads: God has saved from weary strife in its dawn this fresh young life
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Westbury War Memorial
Show Relationships

World War 1 Service

1 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2954, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Claremont, Tasmania
27 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2954, 12th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
27 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2954, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
1 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 12th Battalion to the 52nd Battalion at Tel-el-Kebir Railhead
23 Aug 1917: Involvement Private, SN 2954, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

Help us honour Ray Vernon Searle's service by contributing information, stories, and images so that they can be preserved for future generations.

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George and Elizabeth Anne Searle of Westbury, Tas.

Brother of Edward George Searle MM who returned to Australia on 1 November 1918 having served with the 15th Battalion and Frank Vivian Searle who died of wounds on 30 August 1915 while serving with the 12th Battalion

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