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Edward Harry EDWARDS

Regimental number1738
Place of birthWinchester England
ReligionChurch of England
Address88 Silore Street, St. Peters, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Joseph Edwards, L1 St James Lane, Winchester, Hants, England
Enlistment date29 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 17 March 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

For conspicuous bravery at Mont de Merris near Strazeele on 14 April 1918.
Recommendation date: 25 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery at MONT de MERRIS near STRAZEELE on morning of 14th April, 1918. When an ammunition carrier was severely wounded 30 yards from his post, Lance Corporal EDWARDS went out and carried him to his post. By his prompt action he undoubtedly saved the man's life.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

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