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Edward PILLING

Regimental number323
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressKororoit Creek Road, North Williamstown, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation45.3
Height5' 8"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinMrs M Pilling, Kororoit Creek Road, North Williamstown, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 9 years in the Naval Brigade; 9 months in the China Contingent, Boxer Rebellion.
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateDied of disease 18 July 1916
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot X, Row E, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
116
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 10 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19-20 July 1916 (shrapnel wound, between shoulder), and admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 1st Convalescent Hospital, Boulogne, 21 July 1916; to Base Depot, Etaples, 29 July 1916.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 17 September 1916; died of disease (cerebral haemorrhage), 18 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PILLING Edward

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