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Edwin Clarence DEARMAN

Regimental number9859
Place of birthWoolwich New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
Address'Roslyn', Wisdom Road, Greenwich, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Edwin Dearman, 'Roslyn', Wisdom Road, Greenwich, New South Wales
Previous military service33rd Field Company Army Engineers
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentProvisional CPL
Unit name9th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 28 February 1918

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 8 April 1918

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 30 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919

Military Medal

'During a heavy bombardment this N.C.O. exhibited great courage and devotion to duty at a most critical time. Whilst in charge of a party constructing a ferry across the SOMME, it was due to his fine example and untiring effort that the work, which greatly facilitated the forward of ammunition, was completed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 9860 Sergeant Reginald Vincent DEARMAN MSM, 9th Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 19 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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