Chamberlain Edward BIRCH

Regimental number1622
Place of birthWagga Wagga New South Wales
SchoolState School, Malvern Road, Prahran, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDocker Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Birch, Docker Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1622A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 24 April 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death24 April 1918
Age at death35
Place of burialAubigny British Cemetery (Somme), (Row C, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Alfred and Mary BIRCH, 33 Clark Street, Prahran, Victoria. Native of Melbourne
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal