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Richard James EDWARDS

Regimental number3088
Place of birthNorth Fitzroy, Victoria
SchoolSt Johns (Catholic) School, Clifton Hill, Victoria
OccupationLabourer
Address90 Park Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs Bridget Edwards, l l Park Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne,Vic
Previous military serviceServed for some time Military (Voluntary System), North Fitzroy, about 1903.
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium (Passchendaele Clearing Hospital).
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialBedford House Cemetery Enclosure No. 2 (Plot V, Row B, Grave No. 21), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
52
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard James and Bridget EDWARDS, 90 Park Street, Fitzroy, Victoria

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