Melbourne Ernest J


War Service:
Rifleman 574223 ERNEST J MELBOURNE of 2/17th (County of London) Battalion London Regiment (Poplar and Stepney Rifles), died on 29 October 1917. The battalion arrived in Egypt from Salonika in July 1916.

He is buried in Kantara War Memorial cemetery near the Suez Canal in Egypt. Kantara was a major base and hospital centre and the cemetery was begun in February 1916 for burials from the various hospitals.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial in St Mark’s church, Lewisham.



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