Ernest Kihang

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History

Ernest Kihang was born in Melbourne. His parents were James and Celena Kihang.[1]

Military Experience

When Sapper Ernest Kihang (9555) enlisted into the AIF on 21 May 1917 in Ballarat he was listed as a natural born British Subject, but he was discharged from the AIF after 122 days for not being of sufficient European descent. At that time he was listed as a widower with no children. His next of kin was Sabbina Kihang of 2 Victoria Place, North Richmond.[2]

A.F.Heseltine approved and appointed Kihang to the tunnelling company - April reinforcements, and William Dunstan was the attesting officer.[3]

Obituary

"1st November 1919 ... Reporting that No 9555 Ex Sapper Ernest Kihang, 2nd Tunnelling Company, died at the Melbourne Hospital, Friday, 30th October. The relatives informed the Department. The burial is talking place today at Burwood Cemetery."[4]


See also

Australian Mining Corps

References

  1. NAA: B2455, Kihang Ernest
  2. NAA: B2455, Kihang Ernest
  3. NAA: B2455, Kihang Ernest
  4. NAA: B2455, Kihang Ernest

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