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Regimental number2397
Place of birthPenrith, New South Wales
SchoolSuperior Public School, Penrith, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHenry Street, Penrith, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, George Edwards, Henry Street, Penrith, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 29 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death21.5
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialBournemouth East Cemetery (Plot P, Row 1, Grave No. 143), Hampshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Malvina EDWARDS, Henry Street, Penrith, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2328 Pte James EDWARDS, 30th Bn, returned to Australia, 22 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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