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William John EDWARDS

Regimental number3954
Place of birthPort Pirie, South Australia
Address60 Ashley Street, Torrensville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 2.5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Alice Roney, 60 Ashley Street, Torrensville, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 February 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Alice EDWARDS
Discharge date12 October 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karoola', 22 February 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 10 April 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 12 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death25 December 1935
Age at death37
Place of burialDudley Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, EDWARDS William John

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