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Edwin George GADSDEN

Regimental number880
Place of birthCheltenham Victoria
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationLabourer
Address12 Clarendon Street, Thornbury, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs G Gadsden, 12 Clarendon Street, Thornbury, Victoria
Enlistment date14 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Company
FateKilled in Action 16 August 1917
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 21), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
178
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Emily GADSDEN, Ballinamonia Street, Fairfield, Victoria. Native of Northcote, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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