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Edwin Howard RICE

Regimental number2196
Place of birthMaryborough Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank official
Address144 Bulwar Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Daisy Rice, 7 Tuckfield Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date12 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 6 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollRegimental Quartermaster Sergaent
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'During period 26th March to 16th September 1918, this Warrant Officer has done continuous and conspicuously good work at al times. When the Battalion has been engaged in active operations he has never failed to get rations and supplies to the men often under shell fire. His splendid devotion to duty has been the means of adding greatly to the comfort of the men of the Battalion under most trying circumstances.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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