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Eric George PADMAN

Regimental number2857
Place of birthMiddleton, South Australia
SchoolMiddleton Public School and Victor Harbour High, South Australia
Other trainingRoseworthy Agricultural College, SA
ReligionMethodist
OccupationStudent
Address31 Walkerville Road, St Peters, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Anne Elizabeth Jane Padman, 31 Walkerville Road, St Peters, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date26 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 6 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Paternal grandfather a pioneer of 1848 and maternal grandfather a pioneer of 1838. He enlisted immediately after winning the Roseworthy Agricultural College Diploma with three honors." (Father: Samuel Padman, St Peters, SA.)
FateKilled in Action 27 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death21
Family/military connectionsBrother: No.6891 Private Clarence Swain Padman, 8th Machine Gun Company, was killed in action on the Somme on 29th November 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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