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Gilbert Allen EDWARDS

Regimental number534
Date of birth29 June 1883
Place of birthHoughton, South Australia
SchoolHoughton Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBricklayer
Address110 Hutt Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jane Edwards, 110 Hutt Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date7 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name12th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4704 Corporal Peter George EDWARDS, 27th Bn, killed in action, 7 October 1917.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, Gallipoli, France, Belgium. Wounded at Gallipoli; invalided to Harefield Hospital, England; recovered and returned to duty. Wounded, second occasion, France; returned to Australia on furlough, 26 December 1918 (arrived back in Australia); discharged on cessation of hostilities.

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