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Regimental number5661
Place of birthPaddington, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRailway Hotel, Temora, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.3
Height5' 11"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah White, Wilgara, Liverpool Road, Enfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 March 1916
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date25 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Shropshire', 1 April 1917; discharged (medically unfit: gas poisoning), Sydney, 25 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 May 1954
Age at death64
Place of burialSt Thomas Cemetery (Section 40, Grave 33), Enfield, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHITE Edwin

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