David Ewart HOLLAMBY

HOLLAMBY, David Ewart

Service Number: 3857
Enlisted: 2 July 1917, Place of enlistment - Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Macclesfield, South Australia, 4 August 1898
Home Town: Mount Barker, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Macclesfield Public School and Adelaide High School, South Australia
Occupation: Teacher
Died: Died of Illness (influenza), France, 12 December 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Le Cateau Communal Cemetery
Row I, Grave 58 Headstone Inscription "HE DIED AS HE LIVED MANLY, UNSELFISH AND BRAVE",
Memorials: Adelaide High School Honour Board, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Macclesfield ANZAC Memorial Gardens, Macclesfield Honour Roll WW1, Macclesfield War Memorial, Mount Barker Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Roll of Honor, Mount Barker War Memorial, South Australian Education Department Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

2 Jul 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3857, Place of enlistment - Adelaide, South Australia
1 Aug 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 5th Pioneer Battalion
30 Oct 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3857, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Embarked on HMAT 'A60' Aeneas from Melbourne on 30th October 1917, disembarking Devonport, England on 27th December 1917, entraining to Sutton Veny
2 Jan 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 32nd Infantry Battalion
1 Apr 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3857, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Proceeded to France from Codford Depot
16 Apr 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 48th Infantry Battalion
28 Sep 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 48th Infantry Battalion
1 Dec 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 48th Infantry Battalion, Admitted to Hospital on 1st December 1918, becoming dangerously ill on 5th December 1918 before succumbing to bronchial pneumonia on 12th December 1918.
12 Dec 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 3857, 48th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3857 awm_unit: 48 Battalion awm_rank: Lance Corporal awm_died_date: 1918-12-12

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"3857 Pte David Ewart Hollamby, a member of the 5th Pioneer Battalion. He embarked with the 10th Reinforcements from Adelaide on 30 October 1917 aboard HMAT Aeneas (A60) for Devonport, England, where he was transferred to the 32nd Battalion. Following training, he proceeded to France where he was transferred to the 48th Battalion. Pte Hollamby, a teacher from Mount Barker, South Australia, prior to enlistment, joined his battalion on the Western Front near Amiens, France. He was appointed Lance Corporal on 28 September 1918. The 48th Battalion remained in the Saint Quentin area following the cessation of hostilities. Pte Hollamby was hospitalised due to illness on 1 December 1918 and was evacuated to 41st Casualty Clearing Station where he died of broncho-pneumonia 11 days later. He was aged 20 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)