Clout E. W

Ernest Wylie Clout

Ernest Wylie Clout was a young soldier from Yerong Creek; he was in the Second Battalion, First Brigade. Clout enlisted to the Australian Army on the 6th of May 1916, and embarked on the 9th of September 1916 aboard HMAT A14 Euripides. On that same ship was another soldier from Yerong Creek, William Chandler. Ernest was bombed and killed along with 15 others in battle. He was buried in the Heath Cemetery, near Peronne in France. His rank was Lance Corporal which was above Recruit and Private. Clout was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal. He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Frances Clout and he will never be forgotten.

Service Record

Regimental number- 6233

Place of birth -William Street, North Wagga, New South Wales

School -North Wagga Public School, New South Wales

Religion- Roman Catholic

Occupation- Farm labourer

Address- Mittagong, Yerong Creek, New South Wales

Marital status -Single

Age at embarkation -19

Next of kin - Father, T Clout, Mittagong, Yerong Creek, New South Wales

Enlistment date- 6 May 1916

Rank on enlistment- Private

Unit name- 2nd Battalion, 20th Reinforcement

AWM Embarkation Roll number - 23/19/3

Embarkation details- Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll- Private

Unit from- Nominal Roll 2nd Battalion

Fate- Killed in Action 23 August 1918

Place of death or wounding- Proyart, near Peronne, France

Age at death- 22.2

Age at death from cemetery records - 22

Place of buria- l Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France

Panel number, Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial 32

Miscellaneous information from
cemetery records Parents: Thomas and Elizabeth Frances CLOUT, William Street, North Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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Death Notice

This notice was put out by another man at war with Ernest, his name was A.M Henderson. He was a witness to the death of Ernest and others at Gallipoli. This notice was from the Australian War Memorial. This record is from the Australian war memorial website.


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This site is a project with the Yerong Creek community in commemoration of the centary of the Gallipoli campaign on April 15 1915.