Ernest Frederick GIRDHAM

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GIRDHAM, Ernest Frederick

Service Number: 809
Enlisted: 8 March 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia , 1897
Home Town: Melrose, Mount Remarkable, South Australia
Schooling: Melrose Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 November 1916
Cemetery: AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Melrose Memorial Institute Honour Roll, Melrose Roll of Honour, Melrose War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

8 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 809, 27th Infantry Battalion
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 809, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE E. F. GIRDHAM

Private E. F. Girdham reported killed in action on November 5, was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Girdham, Melbourne. He left with the 27th Battalion on May 31, 1915, and was in Egypt, Gallipoli, and France. After being wounded in June, 1916, he was sent to England, and had returned to his battalion only a few weeks when he made the supreme sacrifice. He was 19 years of age." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 30 Dec 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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