Service Number: 655
Enlisted: 27 August 1914, Enlisted at Sydney
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mitta Mitta, Wooragee, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Mitta Mitta, Towong, Victoria
Schooling: Mitta Mitta School, Victoria
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 1 May 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial Panel 22, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Beechworth War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

27 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 655, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Sydney
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 655, 4th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 655, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Robert George Edmondson and Mary Elizabeth Hannah Edmondson nee Twist of Mitta Mitta, Victoria later of Blackburn Road, Blackburn, Victoria.

Brother of Esther Ann Edmondson, Samuel Joseph Edmondson, Margaret Jesse Edmondson, Robert George Edmondson, James William Edmondson, John Alexander Edmondson and Mary Elizabeth Edmondson

Ernest had been described as a steady and reliable soldier who always carried out his duties

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

Previously served in the Militia