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Edwin BASTINGS

Regimental number7847
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationArchitectural draughtsman
AddressCaulfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs M S Bastings, Carinya Crescent, Caulfield, Victoria
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNo 1 Australian General Hospital
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action near BULLECOURT on 3rd May 1917. He carried out his work fearlessly and well under heavy shell fire and saved valuable lives by his skill and untiring energy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

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