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metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.title: Ernest Scanlan
Name: Scanlan, Ernest Henry
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 267
Place of Birth: Darwin
Next of Kin: Stella Scanlan - Daughter ; 52 Lavender Street, North Sydney, N.S.W.
Biographical notes: Scanlan was apprenticed in Belfast for 4 years to Harland and Wolfe's ship building company that later built the Titanic. During 1914, he managed the Union Reefs Gold Mining Syndicate of the Northern Territory, which received a grant of 160 acres on the Union and Lady Alice line of reef from the government.
Occupation: Mechanical engineer
Date of Enlistment: 8-Nov-1915
Age at Enlistment: 33
Place of Enlistment: Brisbane (Qld.)
Unit: 1st Tunnelling Company, 1 Mining Corps
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Honours and Awards: Military Medal
Service History: Scalan served with the Bushveldt Carbineers during the Boer War, Breaker Morant's unit. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A38 'Ulysses' on 20 February 1916 and returned to Australia on 19 April 1919. He was awarded the Military Medal on 9 April 1917.
Related link: Service Record
"Soldiers letters", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 16 March 1916: p.15.
"News & Notes", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 9 July 1914: p.12.
Darwin Returned Servicemens' League (RSL) : A Concise History of its Conception and Development by Clive Francis Geddes. Darwin : Clive Francis Geddes, 2011: p.59.
Unit War Diary
Nominal Roll
Embarkation Roll - HMAT A38 'Ulysses'
Military Medal
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: ANZAC
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
Appears in Collections:Returned ANZACs

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