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Ernest Moss Rayner (1895-1977)

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“Ernest Moss Rayner (1895-1977),” Wyndham History, accessed November 14, 2018, http://wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/2471.
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Ernest Moss Rayner (1895-1977)

Subject

Rayner, Ernest Moss

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Wyndham City Libraries

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Sandra King

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text

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eng

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No.2363  Able Seaman Ernest Moss Rayner

Ernest Moss Rayner was already an enlisted member of the RAN when WW1 broke out – having enlisted on 12 November 1912.

He and Richard Joseph Baldwin (Seaman Richard Joseph Baldwin, No.3146) both enlisted in the Australian Navy as Seamen.  Werribee Shire Banner, 29 April 1915, p.2.

At the outbreak of war, Ernest was an Ordinary Seaman aboard HMAS Sydney and would, therefore, have been involved in the historic battle with the German ship, Emden.

Ernest also saw service aboard Cerberus, Gayundah and Encounter.

His seven years of service ended on 10 December 1919.

Ernest Moss Rayner died in 1977 and was cremated at Fawkner Memorial Park on 2 December 1977.

Service records for members of the Navy are quite scant but a digital copy of Ernest’s service card can be found on the National Archives of Australia’s website  naa.gov.au

Bibliography

Ancestry.com

National Archives of Australia – naa.gov.au

Trove – trove.nla.gov.au

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