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Edwin Joseph DAY

Regimental number1797
Place of birthVIC
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressCrawford Road, Maylands, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Charles Day, Crawford Road, Maylands, Western Australia
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: "May 1915"

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).

FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 August 1958
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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