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Edward Henry STRIKE

Regimental number63
Place of birthGulgong, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway labourer
AddressBoonah, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37.6
Height5' 4.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs A Walters, Boonah, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 January 1915
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 30746 (14 June 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173 (7 November 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919
Discharge date29 October 1919
Family/military connectionsHalf-brother: 443 Sergeant Percy Henry TREASURE, 1st Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 15 November 1918; Cousins: 353 Corporal William Percy STRIKE, 11th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 22 July 1919; [1877] Lt Claude STRIKE, 9th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 September 1919; 484 Pte Leslie STRIKE, 5th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 21 March 1919; 2165 Corporal Edmond STRIKE, 41st Bn, returned to Australia, 15 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Dongola', 24 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 29 October 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, STRIKE Edward Henry

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