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Edgar Arthur SCULLIN

Regimental number3426
Place of birthCooma New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressNumeralla, via Cooma, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Scullin, Numeralla, via Cooma, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. displayed great bravery and devotion to duty during the operations near MORLANCOURT, South West of ALBERT on night 28th/29th July 1918 while in charge of 'B' Company Signallers both during the attack and particularly the night after the attack. The telephone lines were cut many times by shell fire, but this N.C.O. at once, utterly disregarding danger and at great personal risk, mended the breaks and was instrumental in keeping his Company in touch with Battalion headquarters.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3218 Pte Martin Hugh SCULLIN, 53rd Bn, killed in action, 24 September 1917; 4217 Pte Thomas Edward SCULLIN, 17th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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