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Edward SAMWELL

Regimental number3896
Place of birthRobe South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSheep farmer
AddressRobe, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 5.75"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Samwell, Robe, South East, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Malwa on 2 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date11 June 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 9 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 4 April 1916.

Taken on strength, 10th Bn, in the field, 17 May 1916.

Wounded (accidentally), 8 September 1916 (bomb wound: forehead and fractured cranium: severe; soldier not to blame), and admitted to 13th Canadian Field Ambulance; transferred to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, 9 September 1916; to 32nd Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 17 September 1916; to England, 18 September 1916, and admitted to King George Hospital, Stamford Road, London; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 29 November 1916; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 8 December 1916 (wound: severe).

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Ulysses', 13 February 1917; discharged, Adelaide (medically unfit), 11 June 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 February 1963
SourcesNAA: B2455, SAMWELL Edward

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