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Edward William GWYNNE

Date of birth--/08/1888
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
Address478 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs E J Gwynne, 37 Dunmore Road, Wimbledon, SW 19, England
Previous military serviceR Australian Garrison Artillery
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 September 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameAustralian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, Army Medical Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/112/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 13 June 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board SS Melusia on 16 September 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 6 November 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 19 February 1919
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Morinda on 17 March 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Morinda on 11 August 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Morinda on 1 September 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Marsina on 28 September 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 2 October 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board SS Sumatra on 10 November 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Meklong on 6 September 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 18 December 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 22 August 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board SS Makambo on 16 September 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Matunga on 27 July 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Marsina on 14 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: ART Div 5
Promotion date: 1 April 1916

FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst his battery position was being shelled, he went into a pit which had been hit and set on fire, and extinguished it, thereby previnting an explosion. By his promptness and courage he set a very fine example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

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