Albert James Hibbs EDMONDS

Regimental number2179
Place of birthTimor New South Wales
SchoolTimor Public School, Timor, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSimon, Blandford, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, James H Edmond, Blandford, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"A member of a Lewis Gun Team. While in action was taken from his own team to replace a fallen gunner in the front line. Had got the gun in action when he was killed by concussion of a big shell". Details from Mother.
FateKilled in Action 29 July 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBethlehem Farm West Germany (Row C, Grave No. 13), Messines, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James H. and Sophia J. EDMONDS, Timor, Blandford, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsFriend: Late Lieut J.F. Garaty.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal