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Hartley James EDWARDS

Regimental number890
Place of birthPort Pirie, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSecond Street, Port Pirie West, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Charles Edwards, Second Street, Port Pirie West, South Australia
Enlistment date31 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF10
Promotion date: 15 June 1918


Unit: INF10
Promotion date: 15 September 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 7 November 1915

Military Medal

'Personal bravery and valuable services in maintaining communications at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 7 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919

Military Medal

'At POZIERES, FRANCE, during the early morning of 22nd. August the enemy had been attacked near MOUQUET FARM, whilst endeavouring to consolidate the trench gained, the telephone wire between Battalion Headquarters and the front line was broken by shell fire. It was most essential that communication should be established and Cpl. EDWARDS was detailed to repair the line. Under a heavy barrage he went along the trenches until he discovered the break in the wire which he repaired. Upon another occasions during the operations between 20/23rd. August this N.C.O. brought two reels of telephone wire forward under heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Bar to Military Medal

Source: 'Cmmonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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