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Edward BEAVER

Date of birth25 September 1891
Other NamesEdmund
BEAVER, Edmund
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationUndergraduate Sydney University
AddressAshfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, W R Beaver, Broughton, 14 Milton Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Previous military service25th Infantry
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name34th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
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Captain


Unit: 34th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Medals

Military Cross

''For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. By able leadership of his company under most difficult conditions he greatly assisted the advance, and when held up by machine gun fire he led a party forward and captured two guns and their crews. After taking his objective he went forward with a party and captured a heavy minesweeper and seven men. He showed great courage and ability to command.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other detailsWar service: Western Front {Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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