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Edward Harold BIRKS

Regimental number1621
Date of birth15 September 1881
Place of birthAlberton, South Australia
SchoolWoodville, Grote St and Sturt St, Adelaide, Public Schools; Way College, South Australia
AddressRenmark, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinBrother, John Francis Birks, Third Avenue, Royston Park, Payneham, South Australia
Enlistment date3 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Not awarded.
Recommendation date: 6 October 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date21 March 1920
Other details

War service: France, Belgium. Gassed, Villers-Bretonneux, 26 May 1918; recovered and returned to duty, 3 July 1918; invalided to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, 8 September 1918. Arrived back in Australia, 28 February 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 October 1959
Age at death78
Place of burialNorth Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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