Ashley Kent EKINS MM

Badge Number: S3135, Sub Branch: Wakerie

EKINS, Ashley Kent

Service Number: 135
Enlisted: 14 September 1914
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 13th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Kent Town, South Australia, 23 November 1890
Home Town: Waikerie, Loxton Waikerie, South Australia
Schooling: Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Orchardist
Died: 31 December 1978, aged 88 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide Rowing Club WW1 Pictorial Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 135
22 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 135, 3rd Light Horse Regiment
22 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 135, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Port Lincoln, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Corporal, SN 135, 13th Light Horse Regiment
Date unknown: Honoured Military Medal

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

Private Ekins was awarded his Military Medal by General Birdwood (UK) while he visited Adelaide on 6 March 1920.