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Edward Albert BOBRIDGE

Regimental number1635
Place of birthNorwood, South Australia
ReligionChurch of Christ
AddressStepney, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Thomas Bobridge, Devitt Avenue, South Payneham, South Australia
Previous military service79th Infantry
Enlistment date17 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/65/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations near LE VERQUIER on the 18th September, 1918. Sergeant BOBRIDGE under very heavy machine gun fire and artillery barrage rallied and organised his men for the final charge on the Objective. While moving along in front of his platoon Sergeant BOBRIDGE was severely wounded but he continued to direct his platoon until the objective had been reached when he was forced to leave owing to the severity of his wounds. His fine leadership was the means of overcoming the strong enemy opposition at minimum casualties to his platoon. The work of Sergeant BOBRIDGE throughout the attack was conspicuous for his fine leadership and exceptional courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1634 Lance Corporal Charles Henry BOBRIDGE, 48th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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