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Regimental number744
Place of birthSt Arnaud, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29.8
Height5' 7"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, Samuel Joseph Edelsten, Roseberry via Murtoa, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 September 1914
Place of enlistmentDalby, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 30 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death33
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot III, Row F, Grave No. 27), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr S.J. and the late Amelia EDELSTEN, Yaapeet, Victoria

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on the 25th April, 1915, near Gaba Tepe (Dardanelles). After the landing he passed frequently from the supports to the firing line under a very heavy fire to keep the communications open. Later on he showed great bravery on three occasions in carrying wounded men to a place of safety.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 8850
Date: 6 September 1915

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, EDELSTEN Henry

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