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Edward Fred TOWNSEND

Regimental number4591
Date of birth18 August 1894
Place of birthWolston, Coventry, England
SchoolAldridge School, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRenmark, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Townsend, Renmark, South Australia
Enlistment date15 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 October 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date7 June 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6150 Pte Albert John TOWNSEND, 10th Bn, killed in action, 18 September 1918.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, France, Belgium. Wounded, Popperinge, 8 September 1916; invalided to England; returned to Australia and discharged as medically unfit.
Date of death26 May 1970

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