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Regimental number68
Date of birth1 March 1885
Place of birthLanefield near Ipswich, Queensland
Place of birthRosewood, Queensland
Other NamesPICKELS
SchoolAttended different school, but trained at Ashwell School
Other trainingTeacher, Queensland Education Department for 11 years.
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressPinelands, Crows Nest, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 6"
Weight121 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs W McNicol, Memerambi, Kingaroy Line, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 October 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1st Field Ambulance (Army Medical Corps) Section A
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of disease 25 March 1915
Place of death or woundingHeliopolis, Egypt
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 185), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Frances PICKLES, Lanefield, Queensland
Other details

War service: Egypt

Died of pneumonia, 25 March 1915.

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

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