Ernest BAHR

BAHR, Ernest

Service Number: 2147
Enlisted: 12 November 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Quorn, South Australia, 1 March 1893
Home Town: Quorn, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: 13 October 1983, aged 90 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Derrick Gardens Tree Bed 34 Position 015
Memorials: Quorn District Roll of Honor WW1 Board, Quorn Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

12 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
16 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2147, 3rd Light Horse Regiment
16 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2147, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide

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Described on enlisting as  22 years 8 months old; married, 5' 6" tall;  lbs; medium complexion
hazel eyes; dark hair; Church of England.

Wife Mrs Amy Mary Bahr, c/o Mrs W Davison, at Kingswood North, near Quorn, South Australia

Father      and Mother 

Lived at Kingswood North, near Quorn, South Australia, c/o Mrs W Davison.

12/11/1915      Enlisted in Adelaide
                        Completed medical - fit for service
                        Commanding Officer appointed Ernest to Mining Corps at Adelaide AIF

1/12/1915        Light Horse Base

16/1/1916        15th Reinforcements, Light Horse Regiment, Mitcham Camp

7/3/1916          MARRIED - Amy Mary Bahr (nee _____)

16/3/1916        Embarked from Adelaide on 'HMAT Anchises A68'
                        Private in 3rd Light Horse Regiment

15/4/1916        Taken on strength 1st Light Horse Regiment, Tel el Kebir, Egypt

8/5/1916          Embarked on 'HMT Corsican", ex Alexandria, Egypt

15/5/1916        Transferred to duty

31/8/1916        proceed to 5th Division Artillery France, from Bulford, UK

4/9/1916          joined 5th Division Artillery France, from England

11/9/1916        Taken on strength - 3rd Light Horse, Etaples, France

31/1/1917        Appointed Driver, evacuated sick in the field

31/8/1917        Proceeding overseas from Artillery Training Bigade

26/9/1917        On leave to UK
11/10/1917      Returned from leave

12/10/1917      Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, France

24/10/1917      Discharged from 39th General Hospital, Havre, France

1/11/1917        Driver rejoined unit from being sick

28/11/1918      On leave in London
14/12/1918      rejoined unit ex leave

22/5/1919        Returned to Australia, per 'Durham', ex Liverpool, England.

21/7/1919        Transferred to Langwarrin Camp - sick

17/9/1919        Ernest requested a discharge from service - due to family business

Star 1914/15; British War medal (38956); Victory medal (38509).


Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  14 September 1914.  Lest we forget.