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A memorial scroll that would have accompanied the memorial plaque for a member of the Australian 50 th Battalion, AIF.

 

His name was Private Erick Reuben Wheaton, was wounded druing the battle for Mssines ridge and died of his wounds the following day.

 

Thanks to a friend I have a large archive of his documents downloaded from the net.  I have only posted a fraction of them.

 

Private
Unit 50th Battalion
Corps Australian Infantry
Force Australian Imperial Force

Date of Death 11/06/1917
Cause Died of wounds
Age 35
Next of Kin Son of Thomas and Eliza Wheaton. Native of Plympton, South Australia.


He is buried here. BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD) III.C.55.

 

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Jerry B:

 

Hello! Thank you for sharing Private Wheaton's memorial scroll and other documents with the Forum. I like the crest on the scroll.

 

Best regards,

John

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Jerry B:

 

Hello! Thank you for sharing Private Wheaton's memorial scroll and other documents with the Forum. I like the crest on the scroll.

 

Best regards,

John

 

 

Thanks John.

 

So sad to think that he only lasted with his unit for less than one month in France and probably died from wounds in his first action.

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A fascinating set of documents Jerry.

 

The "Kit Store" document to his mother that lists his personal effects is so sad to read.

 

Regards,Martin.

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A fascinating set of documents Jerry.

 

The "Kit Store" document to his mother that lists his personal effects is so sad to read.

 

Regards,Martin.

 

 

Thanks Martin.

 

it is amazing what can be found online for the Aussie troops.  It is only the scroll I have, the rest was found online, another circa 20 docs, though many of them just repeat the same information.  Another doc I have not shown mentions that they spelled his middle name incorrectly on the memorial plaque.

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