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Edwin James AKERS

Regimental number69227
Place of birthRushworth, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarm worker
AddressRushworth, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinBrother, A.E. Akers, Rushworth PO, Rushworth, Victoria
Previous military serviceSenior Cadets (4 years); Citizen Forces (1 year)
Enlistment date14 June 1918
Place of enlistmentShepparton, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th General (Victorian) Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 November 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th General Service Reinforcements (Victoria)
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Discharge date28 December 1918
Other details

War service: ship recalled following cessation of hostilities; disembarked approx. 12 December 1918; discharged Sydney (termination of period of enlistment), 28 December 1918.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death23 April 1967
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, AKERS Edwin James

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