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Regimental number1547
Date of birth13 February 1895
Place of birthBowning, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
Address'Holbeach', Lochinvar, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Thomas Edwards, 'Holbeach', Lochinvar, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1917
Discharge date13 March 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2560 Pte Francis Charles EDWARDS, 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, returned to Australia, 2 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, France

Embarked from Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915. Contracted dysentery, Egypt; treated by Bn MO and temporarily recovered.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 June 1916. Admitted to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 5 November 1916 (dysentery). Transferred to England, 22 November 1916, and admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol. Transferred to Dysentery Convalescent Hospital, Barton-on-Sea, 15 December 1916. Discharged to furlough, 9 May 1917, to report to Depot, Wareham, 24 May 1917. Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, 30 July 1917; admitted to Brigade Hospital, Perham Downs, 2 August 1917 (diarrhoea); to Military Hospital, Perham Downs, 13 August 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 21 August 1917. Taken on strength, No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 16 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on boad 'Port Lyttleton', 19 October 1917; arrived at No. 4 Australian General Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, 16 December 1917; discharged (medical unfitness: chronic dysentery), 13 March 1918. Granted pension of 30 shillings per fortnight from 14 March 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName recorded on embarkation Roll as Thomas Paul EDWARDS.
Date of death12 August 1976
Age at death81
Place of burialMurrumburrah Cemetery, New South Wales

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