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Edward Frenton SLAVIN

Regimental number2449
Place of birthYarram Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationButcher
Address399 William Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Edward Slavin, Wellington Mills, Western Australia
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917
Medals

Military Medal

'Early on morning of 4th December, 1916, near FLERS, this man, accompanied by Private F. WALKER, was carrying despatches from the firing line to Battalion Headquarters, under heavy shell fire; Private WALKER was wounded and he dressed him in the open, assisted him to shelter, then taking WALKER's despatches with his own he delivered them to Battalion Headquarters, then returned through shell fire to his Company. He showed consistent coolness and bravery at all times under fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

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