The AIF Project


Regimental number2847
Place of birthWilliamstown, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address27Gifford Street, Williamstown, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35.5
Height5' 9.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Margaret Pittard, 70 Cole Street, Williamstown, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in Williamstown Garrison Artillery; 'left of own accord'.
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919
Discharge date29 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ascanius', 9 February 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 3 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 29 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsGiven name entered on Embarkation Roll as Eggan.
SourcesNAA: B2455, PITTARD Edgar

Print format