Ebenezer ROUND MM


ROUND, Ebenezer

Service Number: 2346
Enlisted: 5 January 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Quarry Bank, England, 1890
Home Town: Bundaberg, Bundaberg, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Butcher/Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 10 September 1917
Cemetery: Menin Road South Military Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bingera & South Kolan WW1 Honour Roll, Bundaberg War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

5 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2346, Brisbane, Queensland
31 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2346, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2346, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of Victoria, Sydney
10 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 2346, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...2346 Trooper Ebenezer Round, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, of Bundaberg, Qld. Tpr Round had emigrated to Australia in 1910 from Quarry Bank, Stafordshire, and worked as a farmer before enlisting in January 1916. Leaving Australia for Egypt as a signaller with the 16th Reinforcements in March 1916, Tpr Round was transferred to the 4th Divisional Ammunition Column on arrival in France in July 1916, and was transferred again to the 11th Field Artillery Brigade in November 1916. For his actions at Longatte on the 22 April 1917, Gunner (Gnr) Round was awarded the Military Medal (MM) for "[assisting] in digging out three men who had been buried in a trench by a bursting shell. Though twice knocked down by concussion of enemy shell bursts, he continued his task till all three men were released. He then assisted in carrying them through a shell-swept area to the Dressing station". Gnr Round was killed in action along the Menin Road on 10 September 1917, aged 27." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)