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Edward John DREW

Regimental number1133
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
SchoolToorak State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 6.25"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Drew, 9 John Street, Prahran, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1150
Rank from Nominal RollQuartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialEstaires Communal Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No 23), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
169
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John William and Sarah Drew, Plant Street, Malvern, Victoria [wrongly recorded as New South Wales on OWG site]
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 28 April 1915.

Promoted Corporal, 28 August 1915.

Appointed Acting Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 30 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 60th Bn, 22 February 1916, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Wounded in Action, 19 July 1916.

Died of wounds, 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 19 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DREW Edward John

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