Ernest PLATER

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PLATER, Ernest

Service Number: 4862
Enlisted: 21 August 1915, Warwick Farm, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 54th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bow, London, England, January 1893
Home Town: Balmain, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Cooper's School, London
Occupation: Farm labourer
Died: Killed In Action, France, 20 July 1916
Cemetery: VC Corner Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France
No known grave (Memorial), VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Coraki Honour Board, Coraki War Memorial, Lismore & District Memorial Honour Roll, Tuckurimba Honors Her Soldier Sons WW1
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4862, Warwick Farm, New South Wales
8 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4862, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
8 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4862, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Sydney
20 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4862, 54th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...4862 Private Ernest Plater, 2nd Battalion. A native of London, England, Pte Plater was a farm labourer from Balmain, NSW when he embarked along with his brother 4863 Pte Walter Plater with the 15th Reinforcements from Sydney on HMAT Star of England on 8 March 1916. After transferring to the 54th Battalion he was initially reported as missing in action, and it was later determined that he had been killed in action on 20 July 1916. He is commemorated on the VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France. Pte Walter Plater returned to Australia on 2 June 1919." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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