Ernest Joseph AVERAY

AVERAY, Ernest Joseph

Service Number: 2689
Enlisted: 5 August 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Brompton, South Australia, 25 February 1896
Home Town: Prospect, Prospect, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Engineer
Died: 2 May 1971, aged 75 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: North Road Cemetery, Nailsworth, South Australia
Plot 5428-31, Path 30 South. Nailsworth, South Australia.
Memorials: Keswick Prospect Methodist Sunday School Honour Board WW1, Prospect Methodist Sunday School Honour Roll, Prospect Roll of Honour A-G WWI Board
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World War 1 Service

5 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
21 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2689, 5th Pioneer Battalion
21 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2689, 5th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Adelaide
19 Mar 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 2689
24 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 2689, 5th Pioneer Battalion

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Father  _________   and Mother, Mrs Elizabeth Averay, Clifton Street, Prospect, South Australia

Wife Audrey Malvina  (nee            )

Described on enlisting as 21 years old; single;    Methodist

5/8/1916         Enlisted in Adelaide

21/9/1916       Embarked from Adelaide onboard HMAT A73 Commonwealth
                       Lance Corporal in the 5th Pioneer Battalion




3/3/1919        Returned to Australia


2/5/1971        Died
buried in:       North Road Cemetery, Nailsworth, South Australia
                      Plot 5428-31; Path 30 South


Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  1 October 2014.  Lest we forget.