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Alex Joseph EDGAR

Regimental number6806
Place of birthOberon New South Wales
SchoolWollongong South Coast, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
Address259 Birrell Street, Bondi, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Edgar, 259 Birrell Street, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"His elder brother, William Robert Brien Edgar was recommended for distinction and secured his 1st Lieutenancy on the field of France." Details from Mother.
FateKilled in Action 27 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBelgian Battery Corner Cemetery (Plot II, Row H, Grave No. 1), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
29
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Susan and the late John EDGAR, Imperial Avenue, Bondi, New South Wales. Native of Oberon, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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