William Henry EBERT

William Henry Ebert Photo:
Rangeville State School
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Blacksmith
Enlisted
12-June-1915
Place
Brisbane
Age
21
Status
Single
Service No
5340
Rank
Gunner
Unit
1st Divisional Ammunition Column, 10th Reinforcements
Embarked
22-September-1915
Place
Melbourne
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
3 June 1916
Place
France
Cemetery or Memorial
Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and Rangeville State School Honour Board.

 

In Egypt in March 1916, William Ebert was transferred to the 34th Howitzer Brigade and posted to its 102nd Battery in France in May. Nineteen days later he was killed in action near Armentieres, when one of the unit's 4.5 inch Howitzer shells exploded prematurely. He was 22.  

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