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Edwin CANHAM

Regimental number3326
Place of birthShepparton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
AddressShepparton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinSister, E. Canham, Shepparton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 May 1915
Place of enlistmentShepparton, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Discharge date25 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Egypt on board HT 'Port Lincoln', 2 September 1915 (gonorrhoea).

Re-embarked as No 3326 on board HT 'Commonwealth', 26 November 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 3 February 1916 (sore eyes).

Joined 8th Bn, Serapeum, 24 February 1916.

Taken on strength, 1st Pioneer Bn, 13 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 2 April 1916.

Found guilty, 7 April 1916, of being absent from parade, 6 April 1916: awarded 1 day's Field Punishment No 2.

On leave, 19 July 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 2 August 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 3 August 1917 (gonorrhoea), and transferred to 10th Stationary Hospital, St Omer; to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 4 August 1917; discharged to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, 17 November 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 107 days.

Admitted to 39th General Hospital, 20 November 1917 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to Base Depot, 8 December 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 19 days; rejoined Bn, in the field, 21 December 1917

Detached for duty to 1st Division Headquarters, 3 July 1918; rejoined Bn, 13 July 1918.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 26 February 1919 (teeth); discharged to duty, and rejoined Bn, 27 February 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 10 april 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin', 12 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 July 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 25 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CANHAM Edwin

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