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Exell E J   Pte  1563

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918

 

Exell E J   Pte  1563    Ernest Joseph          4 LHR    19    Labourer    Single    C of E        

Address:    Ascot Vale, Middle St, 16    

Next of Kin:    Exell, W, father, 16 Middle St, Ascot Vale    

Enlisted:    30 Jul 1915        

Embarked:     A40 Ceramic 23 Nov 1915    

 

Relatives on Active Service:

Exell W Pte 1565 brother

 

Mentioned in this correspondence:

Cracknell R B W Cpl 1025 calls him "Foger Exell" in the letter in Gazette of 4 May 1916.

 

The parents of Gunners E. and W. Exell, of Ascot Vale, have been notified that they are suffering from pleurisy. Both had been wounded at Bullecourt by a shell bursting and burying them in a dug out. They both have had 12 months' continuous service.

 

WITH THE COLOURS. (1917, July 12). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 5 Edition: Morning. Retrieved May 19, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74603150 

 

GALLANT COLONIALS WOUNDED TOGETHER  

SONS OF A WOTTONIAN    

Among the service men at present [at Woot]ton-under-Edge on leave, are two Au[stralian] soldiers, nephews of Mr. Robert Exell of Coombe, where they are staying.... are the sons of Mr. William Exell, [a na]tive of Wotton-under-Edge, who [went] to Australia at the age of 18, and [who] resides at Melbourne. They joined [in] the early days of the war, and have 18 months' service in France. Both [belong] to the Australian artillery. These gallant Colonials were both [wound]ed at the battle of Bullecourt on .... last. The youngest, Gunner Ernest [Exell aged 21, was badly injured in the .... The other, Gunner William Exell, [when] carrying his brother out, was also .... injuries being to the hand. [This] however, was not known to Ernest [who was] was unconscious. Both were su..... taken to Boulogne hospital, though [neither] knew of the other's whereabouts, [although] only two wards apart. Eventually ... came to hospital at Weymouth, [and the] other to Brighton, though they were   unaware of each other's whereabouts, they met at Charfield station. The brothers, who return to [duty] Tuesday, are immensely pleased .... first visit to the scenes of their [father's] boyhood.

 

ROLL OF HONOUR. (1917, September 20). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved May 23, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74603788

 

 

Gunner E. J. Exell. No. 1563, of 16 Middle street, Ascot Vale, has been wounded for the second time. He has been at the front nearly three years.

 

ROLL OF HONOUR. (1918, August 22). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved August 10, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74606932

 

 

 

War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall A-F

Ascot Vale State School

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour Wounded

Regimental Register

Ascot Vale Congegational Church Honour Board

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