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Edwin Douglas FLETCHER

Regimental number4911A
Place of birthMilksham, Wiltshire, England
Other NamesEdwin Douglas
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMotor mechanic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.25"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinMr Maynard, 115 Weller Street, Geelong West, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 70th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date6 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 March 1915
Place of enlistmentGeelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialRue-David Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 1), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
169
Other details

War service: Western Front

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 July 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFirst given name incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as Edward.
SourcesNAA: B2455, FLETCHER Edwin Douglas

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