Ernest George LANTHOIS

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LANTHOIS, Ernest George

Service Number: 3793
Enlisted: 1 November 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Pyap Village, River Murray, South Australia, 27 August 1894
Home Town: Goodwood, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Book-binder
Died: Killed in action, France, 23 July 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Goodwood Public School WW1 Roll of Honor, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

1 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
2 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3793, 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
2 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3793, 10th Infantry Battalion, RMS Malwa, Adelaide

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Biography

"THE LATE SERGEANT E. G. LANTHOIS.

Advice has been received by Mr. and Mrs. C. Lanthois, Avenue-street Millswood, of the death of their son. Sergeant Ernest George Lanthois, who was killed ln action in France about July 23 last. He had been previously reported missing. In civilian life he was a bookbinder. Before the outbreak of war he was an enthusiast in military matters, and he held a commission in the 78th Infantry. He was O.C. of the Glenelg Company. After war was declared he performed various military duties in connection with home defence, but eventually resigned his commission and enlisted for active service. Shortly after entering camp he was promoted to the rank of sergeant. He was a fine athlete and was a member of the Goodwood Lacrosse Club and Goodwood Gymnasium Club. Sergeant Lanthios took an active part in the Goodwood Presbyterian Young Men's Bible Class, with which he had been connected for several years. He was widely respected for his sterling qualities, and he possesed a bright and cheerful disposition. He was 22 years of age." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 11 Nov 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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