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Edward John WORLAND

Regimental number1269
Date of birth26 September 1887
Place of birthCooma, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMitchell's Island, Manning River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinBrother, O Hubert Worland, Mitchell's Island, Manning River, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 35th Battalion
Promotion date: 5 December 1917


Unit: 35th Battalion
Promotion date: 3 April 1918

FateDied of wounds 30 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VIII, Row A, Grave 11), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph John and Caroline WORLAND

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Curlu, on 28th August, 1918, when in command of an assault platoon. He led his men with great dash overcoming all opposition, and when his Lewis gunners became casualties he handled the gun himself. He was the first to establish his position on the objective, in the face of heavy machine gun fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front (wounded, 31 May 1917; 28 August 1918)

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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