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Arthur Leslie EDSON

Regimental number4467
Place of birthBroken Hill, New South Wales
SchoolState School
ReligionMethodist
OccupationPlumber
AddressPort Victoria, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, J. Edson, Port Victoria, South Australia
Previous military serviceCadets
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21.8
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialBorre British Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 19), Frane
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
58
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Laura E. EDSON, Waikerie, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2284 Pte Clarence Roy EDSON, 48th Bn, returned to Australia, 21 July 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 1 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 May 1916; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, France, 7 June 1916.

Proceeded to unit, 26 July 1916; taken on strength of 10th Bn, in the field, 30 July 1916.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Field Ambulance, 11 November 1916 (trench feet); transferred to No 12 General Hospital, Rouen, 12 November 1916; to England, 14 November 1916; to Beaufort War Hospital, 15 November 1916; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 January 1917; discharged to furlough, 3 January 1917; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 11 January 1917.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 70th Bn, 23 March 1917.

Admitted to No 16 Field Ambulance, Wareham, 27 April 1917, and transferred to isolation at Wareham Military Hospital the same day (mumps); discharged, 16 May 1917, and marched into 70th Bn, Windmill Hill, the same day.

Transferred to 10th Bn on marching out of 70th Bn, 19 September 1917; marched into 69th Draft Bn, 19 September 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 October 1917; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 10 October 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 13 October 1917; taken on strength of 10th Bn, 16 October 1917.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Field Ambulance, 30 December 1917, and transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, the same day (trench feet); to No 22 Ambulance Train, 31 December 1917; to No 3 Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 31 December 1917; to England, 1 February 1918; to Red Cross Hospital, Colchester, 1 February 1918; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 23 February 1918; discharged to furlough, 30 March 1918; marched into No 4 Command Depot, 30 March 1918.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 28 May 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 June 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 21 June 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 23 June 1918; rejoined 10th Bn, 26 June 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, EDSON Arthur Leslie

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