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Robert William EDWARDS

Regimental number183
Place of birthWhite Hills, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressLaunceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, George Deeks Edwards, Franklin Village, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date12 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 December 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 182 Pte Andrew James Edward EVANS, 41st Bn, killed in action, 4 October 1917; 185 Pte Samuel John EDWARDS, 40th Bn, returned to Australia, 30 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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