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Edward Beken ASHCROFT

Regimental number5649
Place of birthLiverpool, England
Other NamesEdward Biken
SchoolChrist Church School, Liverpool, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
Address17 Nelson Street, Windsor, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Ashcroft, 17 Nelson Street, Windsor, Victoria
Enlistment date13 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateDied of wounds 8 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Emma Marion and the late Walter Boyes ASHCROFT, 33 Sheffield Street, Coburg, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 5648 Pte William Henry ASHCROFT, 5th Bn, killed in action , 20 December 1916; 3451 Pte Walter Benjamin ASHCROFT, 2nd Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 16 March 1918 (double amputation).
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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