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Edwin Joseph CANNON

Regimental number3701
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolSkipton Street Christian Brothers School, Ballarat, Victoria
Other trainingBallarat Technical Art School
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address610 Ascot Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, E J Cannon, 610 Ascot Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in A Coy 71st Infantry Regiment, Citizens Forces, Commonwealth Militia
Enlistment date8 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 14 September 1916
Place of death or woundingVerbrandenmolen, near Ypres, Belgium
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot X, Row B, Grave No. 1A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsCousin: 2885 Pte William Thomas BROWNE, 48th Bn, died of disease, 15 February 1919.

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