Ernest Wilford TARGETT

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TARGETT, Ernest Wilford

Service Number: 1709
Enlisted: 24 May 1915, Enlisted at Brisbane
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Burragate, New South Wales, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Lochiel, Bega Valley, New South Wales
Schooling: Public School New South Wales
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds - gunshot wounds to the chest and shoulder, 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 5 December 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row C, Grave 120 Headstone inscription reads: Have mercy upon him Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Pambula District Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1709, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Brisbane
17 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1709, 26th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
17 Aug 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1709, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Brisbane
21 Nov 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1709, 26th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Gunshot wounds to the side and chest and invalided to Alexandria via Mudros on board HS Delta

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John and E Taggett of Pambula, NSW

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