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Edward Lawrence STINSON

Regimental number17522
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressWooloowin, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Stinson, Chalk Street, Wooloowin, Queensland
Enlistment date25 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameApril 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 1 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919

Military Medal

'Edward Laurence STINSON was stretcher-bearing east of RONSSOY on Sunday September 27th, 1918. The advance up the valley was under observation from the ridge and shell fire was very severe. This stretcher bearer advanced with Battalion to which he was attached and greatly assisted in the dressing and evacuation of the wounded. His work during the forty-eight hours in which he was attached to the Battalion was consistently god and his efforts aided much towards the successful evacuation of wounded. On one occasion whilst carrying a patient he and his squad were blown up and partially buried, but nevertheless, carried on until the patients were safely evacuated.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 April 1961
Place of burialLutwyche Cemetery

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