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Edmund Louis DREYER

Regimental number6918
Date of birth11 October 1895
Place of birthOrroroo, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressOrroroo, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.9
Height5' 6.75"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, C Dreyer, Orroroo, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name8th Infantry Brigade, 8th Field Ambulance Sections B and C
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 16 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Discharge date29 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6991 Pte Alfred Frederick DREYER, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 19 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 29 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 June 1989
Age at death93
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, DREYER Edmund Louis

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