Ernest Samuel LING

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LING, Ernest Samuel

Service Number: 2690
Enlisted: 29 May 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Unley, South Australia, 25 May 1885
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Driver
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 27 September 1917, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia)
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World War 1 Service

29 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
23 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2690, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Adelaide
23 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2690, 50th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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"LING.— In loving memory of Private E. S. Ling, 6th Reinforcements, 50th Battalion, killed in action, September 22.

There is a vacant place in my heart which never can be filled.— Inserted by his most affectionate friend, Amy." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 20 Oct 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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