Ernest James RAND


RAND, Ernest James

Service Number: 6078
Enlisted: 15 March 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wivenhoe, Essex, England, United Kingdom, 9 July 1895
Home Town: Widgee, Gympie Regional Council, Queensland
Schooling: Wivenhoe Council School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Corbie, France, 22 June 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot 2. Row F. Grave 24., Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Woolooga & District Honour Roll, Woolooga & District War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

15 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6078, Brisbane, Queensland
8 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6078, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
8 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6078, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane
22 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 6078, 15th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 22 and a son of William George and Adelaide Rand, of Wivenhoe, Essex. c/o Mrs G Waller, 45 Hamilton Road, Colchester, England . 

His brother, Private Oliver George Rand also fell. Service Number 1945-Died 10/06/1917-42nd Bn.Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

Births Sep 1895   Rand Ernest James Lexden 4a 654

Age on arrival in Australia 20

Enlistment date 15 March 1916
Rank on enlistment Private

Address Brisbane, Queensland
Age at embarkation 22

15th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement

AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/32/2

Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
War service: Western Front

He is one of four Australian casualties of the Great War honoured on the Wivenhoe War Memorial.