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Edward Frederick CONYERS

Regimental number2902
Date of birth12 June 1896
Place of birthWatson's Bay, New South Wales
SchoolPetersham Superior Public School, New South Wales
Other trainingContinuation School, Petersham, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, E.F. Conyers, Russell Street, Strathfield
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Place of death or woundingHarbonnieres, France
Age at death22.2
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 19), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Elizabeth CONYERS, Gortroc Villa, Russell Street, Strathfield, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2896 Pte Robert Roland CONYERS, 30th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 December 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Wounded in action, bayonet charge, Polygon Wood, 20 September 1917; invalided to Bristol Hospital, England; returned to duty, 18 January 1918.

Killed in action, 9 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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