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John William EDWARDS

Regimental number1799
Place of birthWestbury, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTelephone fitter
Address49 Bathurst Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Edwards, 49 Bathurst Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date15 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).
Recommendation date: 26 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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