Driver Ernest Richard Sawyer

Service number 206
Ranks Held Driver, Private
Birth Date 1882
Birth Place Australia: South Australia, Port Lincoln
Death Date 1918-06-10
Death Place France
Final Rank Driver
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 27th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Driver Ernest Richard Sawyer enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Oatlands, South Australia on 12 January 1915. He was assigned to the 27 Battalion, and on 10 January 1916 embarked for service in the Middle East. Driver Sawyer served in Alexandria, Ismailia and Moascar until 21 March 1916. He was posted to Belgium on 9 September 1916, where he continued to serve in England and France. Driver Ernest Richard Sawyer was killed in action in France on 10 June 1918. He is buried at Dive Copse British Cemetery in Sailly-le-Sec, France.



Date of birth 1882
Date of enlistment 12 January 1915
Date of embarkation 31 May 1915
Date of death 10 June 1918
Date of death 10 June 1918
Date of fate 10 June 1918