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Ernek Janssen

Private

5th Battalion

Medals Earned

Tree Information

  • Species: Not Assessed
  • Planted By: Unknown
  • Plaque: 506a

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Biography

Ernek Valdemar Janssen was born in Ballarat, but enlisted from Mentone on 15th August 1914. He was 23 years old, single, and a storeman. He joined the 5th Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 359. He was killed in action during the attack on Krithia on 8th May 1915. His name is on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Ernek was killed in action in the attack on Krithia at Cape Helles on 8th May 1915. He was to be recommended for bravery by an officer in the 7th Battalion for assisting the wounded. His body was never recovered and his name appears on the Helles Memorial. He was 23 years and 11 months old. He was initially listed as "wounded and missing" in June 1915. Letters having been returned marked as "Killed", the family made further inquiries. His mother was granted a war pension in January 1916.
Tree No. 506A

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour