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James Henry EDGERTON

Regimental number44
Place of birthHeathcote, Victoria
SchoolState School
ReligionChurch of England
Address39 Sir Garnet Road, Surrey Hills, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, James Thomas Edgerton, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
Enlistment date27 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularChampion athlete
FateDied of wounds 5 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death33
Place of burialNine Elms British Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 1), Poperinghe, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Elizabeth EDGERTON, Grant Street, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria. Native of Heathcote, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3798 Pte William Albenia EDGERTON, 46th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 April 1919; Cousin: 1455 Pte Albert Ernest TRANTER, 6th Bn, killed in action, 8 May 1915.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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