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Edward BAWDEN

Regimental number673
Place of birthKensington, Victoria
SchoolCoburg State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationTurner and fitter
AddressProspect Street, West Coburg, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 5.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Bawden, Prospect Street, West Coburg, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 November 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1916
Place of death or woundingRomani, Sinai, Egypt
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialKantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 93), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
6
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Agnes Moffat BAWDEN, Kent Road, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 8th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 25 October 1915; reverted to Trooper on joining regiment, 25 October 1915; promoted Temporary Corporal, 25 October 1915; after evacuating Gallipoli and proceeding to Mudros, he disembarked at Alexandria, 25 December 1915.

Promoted Sergeant, Heliopolis, 5 January 1916.

Marched out to Serapeum, 26 February 1916.

Killed in action, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, 9 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAWDEN Edward

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