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Henry Colin EDGELL

Regimental number1041
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressTanoma Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Edgell, Tanoma Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date24 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollNIG
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)

Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in charge of gum team. (East of Ypres 20 September 1917).
Recommendation date: 7 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 11 December 1918

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British war Medal, victory Medal

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