Edwin Albert PEDGRIFT

Regimental number1727
Place of birthBattersea, London, England
SchoolSeaford College, Sussex, England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinFather, Frederick Deneham Pedgrift, 56 Manville Road, Balham, London, England
Previous military serviceServed in School Cadets, Seaford College, Sussex, England.
Enlistment date2 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateDied whilst a Prisoner of War 15 August 1918
Place of burialCologne Southern Cemetery (Plot V, Row H, Grave No. 12), Germany
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 20 August 1915; disembarked Egypt, 16 September 1915

Taken on strength, 25th Bn, Gallipoli, 12 October 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 10 October 1915 (mumps); transferred to 24th Convalescent Depot, Mudros, 22 October 1915; discharged, 4 November 1915; rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, 17 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 March 1916.

Reported missing, 5 August 1916.

Subsequently reported as prisoner of war, interned at Dulmen, Germany.

Died, 15 August 1916 (inflammation of lungs and influenza).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PEDGRIFT Edwin Albert