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Edgar DE LATOUR

Regimental number82
Place of birthOamaru, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressParinga, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 6.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinDr H. A. De Latour, Wellington, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed in 8th New Zealand Mounted Rifles, South Africa (Boer War).
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 22 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 23 May 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Edgar De Lautour on NR
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 30), Anzac, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
3
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Harry Archibald and Emma DE LAUTOUR. Native of Oamaru, New Zealand
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

Killed in action, Pope's Hill, 23 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DE LATOUR Edgar

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