Ernest Clifford GEARY


GEARY, Ernest Clifford

Service Number: NX21406
Enlisted: 15 April 1940, Inverell, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Barraba, New South Wales, Australia, 9 October 1916
Home Town: Gulf Creek, Gwydir, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Station hand
Died: Killed in Action, Libya, Syria, 12 June 1941, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Tobruk War Cemetery, Tobruk
Location Ref: 5.P.6., Tobruk War Cemetery, Tobruk, Libya, Sidon War Cemetery, Sidon, Lebanon
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Barraba St Laurence's Anglican Church Memorial Window, Barraba War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

15 Apr 1940: Involvement Private, SN NX21406, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
15 Apr 1940: Enlisted Inverell, New South Wales
24 May 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN NX21406, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
12 Jun 1941: Involvement Private, SN NX21406, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, Siege of Tobruk

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Ernest Clifford GEARY was born on 9th October, 1916 in Barraba, NSW

His parents were James Henry GEARY and Susannah HAGAN

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the Roll of Honour in Barraba