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Edward James ANNISON

Regimental number1428
Place of birthWagga Wagga New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJockey
AddressFitzhardinge Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, J Annison, Fitzhardinge Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A56 Palermo on 29 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Angre on 6 November, 1918. With his patrol he discovered a large gap in the line, and, realizing the great danger, he placed his small patrol in a strong point; and, galloping back, he collected parties of infantry and placed them in the gap, thus making the position safe, being the whole time subject to heavy machine gun fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Military Medal

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1429 Pte Norman Victor ANNISON, 13th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 1 July 1919.

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