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Ernest James EDWARDS

Regimental number4762
Place of birthForest Range, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMagill, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs A M Edwards, George Street, Firle, Payneham, South Australia
Enlistment date19 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 5 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous courage during the operations at Villers-Bretonneux. On 26th April, 1918, when all the company stretcher-bearers had become casualties, volunteers were called for and these men immediately responded and without hesitation went out under heavy fire and dressed wounded. They continued dressing and carrying wounded all that day and night and also the following day. They showed a fine example of cheerfulness and endurance, and their work was of very great value.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 December 1960
Age at death75
Place of burialLobethal Cemetery, South Australia

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