Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Ernest Job Seymour

Ernest SeymourSerial Number and Rank: 2721, Private
Birth: Portsmouth England
Enlisted: 8 June 1916 Kiama. Occupation: Sleeper cutter from Termeil
Next of Kin: Cousin. Emma Elizabeth Thistleton of Burrill Lake
Service: 45th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement and 4th Machine Gun Battalion
Death: September 1966 Victoria
1928: Millhand Ulladulla
Honour Rolls: Milton Ulladulla RSL and Congregational Church

Ernest Job Seymour was born in Portsmouth England, working as a sleeper cutter in the Burill and  Termeil forests. His cousin was Emma Elizabeth Thistleton nee Bollingmore. He enlisted in June 1916 at Kiama, at the age of 26 years.

He embarked for overseas service on October 7, 1916 aboard HMAT Ceramic A40 and served with 45th Battalion in France. After two years of fighting on the Western Front in both Belguim and France. Ernest was wounded in action April 1818 from a gunshot to the left thigh plus serve damage to his forearm

Ernest was invalid and sent back to England in May 1818, afterwards he was transferred to and 4th Machine Gun Battalion in December 1918 and served at Camiers France until April 1919

On his returned to Australia he was discharged in September 1919, and he received the British War medal and the Victory medal.

Ernest name is listed on the Milton Ulladulla RSL and the Milton Congregational Church honour rolls.  In 1928 he was working as a Millhand in Ulladulla. He later moved to Victoria.

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