Wyndham History

Ernest Moss Rayner (1895-1977)

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Type

Title

Ernest Moss Rayner (1895-1977)

Contributor

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Format

text

Language

eng

World War One Veterans Item Type Metadata

Name

Ernest Moss Rayner

Birth Date

Service Number

2363

Enlistment Date

Next of Kin

Henry Rayner
Father

Address at time of Enlistment

Altona Bay, North Williamstown

Occupation

Marital Status

Single

Death Date

Place of Burial

Fawkner Memorial Park

Biographical Text

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.

War Service
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.

Post War
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

Citation

“Ernest Moss Rayner (1895-1977),” Wyndham History, accessed November 30, 2021, https://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/index.php/items/show/2471.

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