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|Name:||Scanlan, Ernest Henry|
|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.|
|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
Embarkation Roll - HMAT A38 'Ulysses'
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
|Appears in Collections:||Returned ANZACs|
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