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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Tomholt, Ernest Herbert (332)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 30 years 3 months

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 22 January 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 332            view online service record

12 Ross Street
Coburg, VIC

Next of Kin:
Susan Tomholt (wife)
12 Ross Street
Coburg, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 6 June 1916
Ship: HMAT Wandilla A62
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 3rd Pioneer Battalion

KIA: Thursday, 7 June 1917
Place: Belgium

Private, 3 Pioneer Battalion, killed in action 7 June, 1917, Belgium, aged 31, commemorated Strand Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Parents: Christian Jens (late) and Emma TOMHOLT; wife: Mrs Bernice TOMHOLT, born Port Melbourne, educated Nott Street SS. A 30-year-old gasfitter who enlisted with his wife shown in Coburg, later East Brunswick. She returned the circular from there with South Melbourne as her late husband’s principal place of association. What appears to be a brother, 4538, Sydney John TOMHOLT, married, nominated his wife in East St Kilda as next of kin. Two children, Keith and Thalia, brother of May (South Melbourne), Christian (Tooronga) and George (East St Kilda).

Additional research by Brian Membrey


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted February 20, 2017 6.22 pm 0Likes

    “I saw him dead at Ploegsteert. He was caught by a shell and blown to pieces. He was buried at the dressing station. Ploegsteert Wood. I assisted to bury him and marked the grave with a cross bearing all his particulars” (Pte. T. Humphries, 220, 3rd Pioneers)

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