|Place of birth||Penrith, New South Wales|
|School||Penrith Public School, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Kingswood, Penrith, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Sister, Miss Florence M Hope, Kingswood, Penrith, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Holsworthy, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A6 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||54th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death||28|
|Age at death from cemetery records||28|
|Place of burial||Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery, Fromelles, France|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 10), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Originally listed as 'No known grave'; listed on V.C. Corner (Panel No 10), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France. Parents: William and Amy HOPE. Native of Kingswood, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to and proceeded to 54th Bn from 1st Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported missing, 20 July 1916.
Translation of a German report, 28 October 1919, 'Pay Book was handed over by Intell Officer of 6th Army Hd. Qrs 17/8/16[.] Australian Soldier E. J. Hope, 54 Battalion, Iden. Disc 4188, fell in the neighbourhood of Fromelles 19/7/16.'
Red Cross File No 1370101: Note, 9 January 1917: 'The fact that Pte Hope's name appeared on the German Death Lists with mention of personal effects is only another proof that he died in the front trenches, but that his body was found & probably interred by the Germans.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HOPE Edward James
Red Cross file 1370101