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Edgar George ACRES

Regimental number3553
Date of birth18 March 1898
Place of birthMoorook, River Murray, South Australia
Place of birthMoorak, South Australia
SchoolPort Adelaide Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressCheltenham, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs K Acres, Berkley Street, Cheltenham, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the RA Naval Reserve, SA.
Enlistment date22 August 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/17/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 10 February 1917
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateDied of wounds 9 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Date of death9 May 1918
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row B, Grave 32), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
174
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Edward and Katherine Maria ACRES, Berkley Street, Cheltenham, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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