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Regimental number4110
Place of birthNew Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressAuburn, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 11"
Weight186 lbs
Next of kinBrother, George Edwards, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 December 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date7 June 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'A8' 31 January 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 13 April 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 7 June 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death23 November 1939
Age at death59
Place of burialPort Pirie Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, EDWARDS John

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