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Edwin TOMPKINS

Regimental number54
Place of birthGreat Houghton England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressMeeniyan, Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Henry James Tompkins, 133 St James Road, Northampton, England
Enlistment date1 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 16 August 1915
Place of burialDallington Cemetery (Row K, Grave No. 284), Northamptonshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
54
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Father: Mr H.J. TOMPKINS, Break House, Helmdon, Brackley, Northants, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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