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Randolph Edward EDGE

Regimental number1384
Place of birthLondon England
SchoolMr Sansoms Preparatory School, Upper Norwood
Other trainingElectrical Engineering
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressKinsale Campbell Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinSister, Miss Mary Elizabeth Edge, Kinsale Campbell Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"A good shot and very well read and informed but of a quiet disposition. Fond of gardening and study. Brother to Mr S.F. Edge, champion cyclist, who during the War accepted post of Minister of Agricultural (London, England), but later resigned on account of waste and incompetence which he was not allowed to check." Details from Sister.
FateKilled in Action 27 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death39
Age at death from cemetery records39
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 61), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
85
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and the late Anne Charlotte EDGE. Native of Upper Norwood, London England
Family/military connectionsDistant cousin to son of William Christerloes, one of whom was killed. Also cousin to George Broman (son of Mrs Alec Broman) who was killed and distant cousin to son of Mrs Mary Chisholm.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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