Edgar Geoffrey SAWER

Date of birth2 October 1877
Place of birthBradford, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressThe Marines, Grange, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 11.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Edith Sawer, The Marines, Grange, South Australia
Previous military serviceA & I Staff
Enlistment date20 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit nameMachine Gun Company June 1917, General Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Indarra on 26 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', fourth Supplement, No. 29763 (22 September 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184 (14 December 1916)

Date of death31 May 1918
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialBrighton Cemetery (Portion Church of England, Plot Z.A., Grave No. 822), Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Lucy SAWER; husband of Mrs E. SAWER. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, Victoria.

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee also 7 Edgar Geoffrey SAWER for first period of enlistment
SourcesNAA: B2455, SAWER Edgar Geoffrey