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Edward Leonard KOHLS

Regimental number3377
Place of birthAntwerp Belgium
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMaltster
AddressRichmond, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinWife, M J Kohls, 186 Brighton Street, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


*Refers: 27-28 August 1916.
Recommendation date: "30 August 1916

Unspecified


Recommendation date: Unspecified*"

FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'Location, MOUQUET FARM. This man was the first to enter strong point 27 on the night of 27th/28th August, 1916, and showed great bravery in leading a party to attempt to repell the heavy counter attack launched by the enemy a few minutes afterwards. He was the last man to leave the position after the remainder had been drawn off. Under heavy shell fire he then dressed the wounds of an Officer, and carried him to a place of safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Date of death24 March 1960
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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