Edward Leson STAPLES

Regimental number3882
Place of birthAmbleside South Australia
AddressPinnaroo, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinSister, Miss Millie Staples, Green Hill Road, Burnside, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 21 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 2 November 1917
Place of death or woundingPoperinghe, Belgium
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXI, Row FF, Grave Nod. 15), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Aline STAPLES
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal