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Edwin Raymond WELSH

Regimental number2925
Place of birthKempton, Tasmania
SchoolState School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address60 Herbert Street, Invermay, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Welsh, 60 Herbert Street, Invermay, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death25
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave 41), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
68
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary WELSH
Family/military connectionsBrother: Private J.T. Welsh, M.M., 13th Field Ambulance. Cousin: Private A. Homan, M.M. Cousin: Sergeant Major W. Homan, M.M.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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