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Gomez George Herbert EDWARDS

Regimental number1256
Place of birthSt George's Terrace, Western Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPatternmarker
AddressKeane Street, Peppermint Grove, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 9"
Weight114 lbs
Next of kinFather, H. Edwards, Keane Street, Peppermint Grove, Western Australia
Previous military service86th Infantry, Western Australia
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 July 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A13 Katuna on 24 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1917
Discharge date20 July 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, ex-HMAT 'Geelong', 18 December 1915.

Attached to 2nd Anzac Headquarters as an Orderly, Ismailia, 13 May 1916.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 17 May 1916 (scabies); discharged, 25 May 1916, and rejoined 2nd Anzac Headquarters.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 13 June 1916.

Found guilty, 15 June 1916, of when on active service, leaving a troop train without permission, and remaining absent from about 1115 hours, until 1430 hours, the same day: award, admonished.

Marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 16 September 1916.

Proceeded to unit, 15 October 1916; rejoined 32nd Bn, 18 October 1916.

Admitted to 1st Anzac Dressing Station, 2 December 1916 (trench feet); transferred to No 15 Australian Field Ambulance, 3 December 1916; to No 4 General Hospital, Camiers, 4 December 1916; to England, 22 December 1916 (gangrenous toes); to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Brighton, 24 December 1916; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 13 December 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Beltana', 17 March 1917; disembarked Fremantle, 5 May 1917; discharged Perth (medically unfit: loss of toes on left foot), 20 July 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 February 1964
SourcesNAA: B2455, EDWARDS Gomez George Herbert

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