Heritage > ARMISTEAD Ernest John: 1892 -1916. ANZAC

Avenue of honour Upper Yarra


The Upper Yarra Museum has initiated a project to recreate a Memorial avenue of trees dedicated to the WW1 fallen from the old Upper Yarra Shire. The reformed avenue is to be planted along the old railway line, now the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail by Anzac Day 2015.

AWM P08952.001

Poppy lestweforgetFamily Name ARMISTEAD
Given Names Ernest John
Birth Date 1892
Birth Place Boonah
Occupation at Enlistment Laborer
Date of Enlistment 23.6.1915
Age at Enlistment 23
Service Number(s) 2216/ 2116
Next of Kin Brother Powelltown
Embarkation Embarkation Roll
Address at Enlistment Melbourne
Embarkation Details Unit embarked from (Melbourne, STATE) on board HMAT Hororata A20 on 27.9.1915
Nominal Roll Nominal Roll
Rank on Nominal Roll Private
Unit on Nominal Roll 22nd Batt
Fate Killed in Action
Australia War Memorial Roll, Panel Number Panel 95

Ernest John Armistead’s name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory. Check dates

Roll of Honour name projection


Date of Death 27.7.1916
Place of Death or Wounding Pozieres France
Age at Death 24
Roll of Honour Circular Yes
Commemoration Details and Panel Reference Gordon Dump Cemetery, Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 5 Ovillers-La Boiselle, France
Medals 1914/15 Star Medal.
British war Medal.
Memorial scroll.
Victory Medal.
Where the Australians Rest
Local Memorials Yarra Junction Cenotaph: Enlisted

  • Armistead E
AIF Data Base https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=7034

Family & Early Life

Brother Horace Joseph
Brother William Henry
Son of Harriet Elizabeth Armistead and the late John Armistead.
Native of Boonah, Victoria, Australia.

Military Service


Commemorating the Fallen – Yarra Junction Cenotaph – Bob Sutherland. 1999