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Edward Gordon FRENCH

Regimental number6047
Place of birthBexhill, Richmond River, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarter
AddressPalmerston Queens Road, Five Dock, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, James French, Palmerston Queens Road, Five Dock, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 August 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XX, Row C, Grave No. 8), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
93
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary Ann FRENCH, Waterview Street, Five Dock, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother, John Rose French, no.2140, 17 Bn.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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