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Edgar Stanley MARA

Regimental number6883
Place of birthJamestown, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBootmaker
Address3 Kate Street, off Carrington Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Marjorie Mara, 3 Kate Street, off Carrington Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date27 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name8th Infantry Brigade, 8th Field Ambulance Sections B and C
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class I)
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Margorie MARA
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of 21st/22nd September 1917, near Glencorse Wood, East of HOOGE, he succeeded in winning through to the R.A.P. of the 9th and 10th Battalions and evacuating wounded under heavy enemy shell fire and over a very difficult route, after other bearers had failed to do so. He displayed great skill and coolness and set an exceptionally fine example to his men throughout the whole night, and is thoroughly deserving of recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 October 1937
Age at death42
Place of burialToowong Cemetery, Queensland

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