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Harold EDWARDS

Regimental number651
Place of birthCanterbury, Kent, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Addressc/o Mrs Brown, Terraine Street, Lismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9.5"
Weight165 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Edwards, 20 Hanover Place, St Dunstans, Canterbury, England
Previous military serviceServed for 2 year 4 months in the Kent Cyclist Bn, England.
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Postal Corps
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1920
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: J.W. and Caroline EDWARDS
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes' , 19 June 1920; disembarked Melbourne, 1 August 1920; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 18 September 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 June 1929
Age at death35
Place of burialCanterbury Cemetery, Kent, England
SourcesNAA: B2455, EDWARDS Harold

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