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Edwin Webb KENT

Regimental number5776
Place of birthWarragul, Victoria
AddressWarragul, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height6' 0.25"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinFather, J R Kent, Kent Street, Warragul, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 February 1916
Place of enlistmentWarragul, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 15), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Robert and Mary Ann KENT, Kent Street, Warragul, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria for England, 6 March 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 September 1916; taken on strength, 59th Bn, in the field, 15 October 1916.

Wounded in action, 30 November 1916 (gun shot wound, left thigh), and admitted to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 1 December 1916; transferred to Ambulance Train No 23, 2 December 1916, and admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 3 December 1916; transferred to England, 5 December 1916, and admitted to Birmingham War Hospital, 6 December 1916; discharged on furlough, 10 April 1917, to report to No 2 command Depot, Weymouth, 25 April 1917.

Marched out to Overseas Training Depot, Perham Downs, 7 July 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 12 July 1917; discharged to duty, 6 August 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 26 days.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 September 1917.

Admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 16 September 1917 (urticaria, non-venereal); rejoined 59th Bn, 29 September 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 2 October 1917 (shrapnel wound, slight); rejoined Bn, 4 October 1917.

Killed in action, 12 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KENT Edwin Webb

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