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Regimental number580
Place of birthMooroopna, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMooroopna, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Amelia Whitely Edwards, Mooroopna, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 March 1916
Place of enlistmentSeymour, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Mother: Amelia EDWARDS (d. 30 August 1916; bu. Mooroopna Cemetery, Victoria)
Discharge date27 November 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 575 Pte Edmund EDWARDS, 10th Trench Mortar Battery, returned to Australia, 30 April 1919; 574 Pte Harry EDWARDS, 37th Bn, killed in action, 28 January 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karoola', 27 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 26 May 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 27 November 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 April 1919
Age at death22
Place of burialMooroopna Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, EDWARDS Robert

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