Louis Charles Meurant

First Name: 
Louis
Middle Name: 
Charles
Last Name: 
Meurant
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, November 12, 1890
Mother's Name: 
Mary Jane (nee Bartley)
Father's Name: 
Albert Meurant
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, September 5, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Company: 
A
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, April 5, 1931
Place of Death: 
Balmain, New South Wales
Cause of Death: 
War related
Details: 

Private Louis Meurant (Service no. 57) was born on 12th November, 1890 and was the first of the Meurant boys to enlist. He embarked on HMAT A38 Ulysses with 13th Battalion on 22nd December, 1914.

After training in Egypt he sailed for Gallipoli and landed on the first day. Just a couple of weeks later on 4th May, 1915 Louis was wounded in action. He was evacuated to hospital for treatment to a shrapnell wound to his eye. On the 8th October, 1915 he lost his eye and was returned to Australia and discharged medically unfit on 16th May, 1916.

In 1921 he married Doris Evelyn Kent in Wollongong.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MEURANT LOUIS CHARLES ANDREW

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