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Burnell, Wilfred Eric (1390)

Place of Birth: Mornington, VIC

Age: 20 years 3 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 7 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1390 view online service record

65 Nelson Street
Williamstown, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mrs E Sawyers (sister)
65 Nelson Street
Williamstown, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 15 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Clan McCorquodale A6
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 8th Light Horse Regiment

RTA: Monday, 12 November 1917
Discharged: Friday, 24 May 1918

Eric Burnell was a jockey and later lived at 46 Nott Street. He was killed in a training accident in 1926 when he was thrown from his mount at Caulfield.

1926 ‘A JOCKEY KILLED’, Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 – 1954), 11 July, p. 1. (First Section), viewed 02 Sep 2019,

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