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Edward Cyril EDWARDS

Regimental number2371
Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolLeyton School, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia14
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressHardy Road, Belmont, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Henry Alfred Edwards, c/o J Morrison, Waterhall, Guildford, Western Australia
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery No. 1 Beaumont-Hammel (Plot IX, Row A, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Edith EDWARDS
Family/military connectionsBrother: H.A. Edwards, killed Deville Wood on 16th July, 1916 with the South Africans.

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