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John EDGAR

Regimental number1748
Place of birthStanley, Victoria
SchoolCampbells Creek School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Edgar, Tocumwal, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 14 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Orders


Evcellent work as runner at Pozieres.
Recommendation date: 2 August 1916

FateKilled in Action 18 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death27
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row R, Grave No. 16), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
49
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents; Alfred and Mary EDGAR, Finley Street, Tocumwal, New South Wales. Native of Stanley, Victoria
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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