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Edward Phillip RILEY

Regimental number1768
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolChristian Brothers School, Bendigo, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSleeper hewer
AddressIrrewillipe, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, John Riley, Irrewillipe, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of tuberculosis and meningitis, Cape Town, South Africa, en route to Australia.
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialPlumstead Cemetery (Plot BI, Row UO, Grave No. 24), Cape Town, South Africa
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Alice RILEY, 58 Elizabeth Street, North Richmond, New South Wales
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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