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Edmund SLATER

Regimental number1503
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
Place of birthGreta, New South Wales
SchoolProtestant School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address54 Henry Street, Tighe's Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs T Farnham, Aberdare, Cessnock, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularRoHC lists full name as Edmund Edgar Slater.
FateKilled in Action 1 March 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Edmond Y
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death24
Place of burialCite Bonjean MIlitary Cemetery (Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 16), Armentieres
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
126
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr. A. SLATER, and Mrs T. Farnham, Congwai Street, Aberdare, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsStep Brother: Sergeant Gordon Charles Farnham D.C.M., M.M. and Uncle: No.2383 John Slater, 36th Battalion, who was killed in action at Armentieres, France on 30 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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