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Edward Ernest CHERRY

Regimental number4156
Place of birthPittsworth, Queensland
SchoolState School, Cooyar, Queensland
Other trainingNil
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCooyar, via Toowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Amelia Theresa Cherry, Cooyar, via Toowoomba, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Belgium
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot XI, Row C, Grave No. 5), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ettrick and Amelia CHERRY, Cooyar, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4038 Pte Ettrick James CHERRY, 31st B, returned to Australia, 18 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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