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Edward WELCH

Regimental number1786
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressLaurence Street, North Ipswich, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, F Welsh, Laurence Street, North Ipswich, Queensland
Enlistment date28 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1918

Military Medal

'With [223] Private LOCKYER, G.H,. was located in isolated position in the extensive underground workings at Russell Top, Anzac, within very short distance of enemy sappers, who could be heard working. Post they held were one of danger and responsibility and both men showed pluck and endurance of a high order during 12 hours continuous duty in the evacuation operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Cross of Karageorge - 2nd Class (with swords) (Serbia)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, Cross of Karageorge, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 July 1952
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium

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