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Edward Maurice GARNHAM

Regimental number2326
Place of birthStutton Ipswich, Suffolk, England
SchoolNational School, England
Age on arrival in Australia26
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressWickepin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 4.25"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Garnham, Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 May 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 30 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. I), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary GARNHAM, Stutton, Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 30 October 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 28 December 1916; marched into 11th Training Bn, 29 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 April 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 20 April 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 23 April 1917; taken on strength of 43rd Bn, in the field, 24 April 1917.

Detached to Trench Mortar School, 29 September 1917; rejoined 43rd Bn, 31 October 1917.

On leave to England, 13 January 1918; rejoined unit, 16 February 1918.

Found guilty, 18 February 1918, of being absent without leave from 0730 hours, 28 January 1918, until 0730 hours, 15 February 1918: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2, and total forfeiture of 47 days' pay.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GARNHAM Edward Maurice

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