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Edwin Douglas LILLIE

Regimental number7499
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
AddressLeichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lillie, 8 Henry Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 February 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name2nd Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board H.M.A.T. A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 26 June 1918

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 29 June 1918

FateKilled in Action 19 September 1918
Place of burialRoisel Communal Cemetery Extension (Special Memorial 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Ellen LILLIE, 8 Henry Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales

Military Medal

'On night 23rd/24th June, 1918 South West of METEREN when his platoon Commander became a casualty and the platoon had come under enemy shell fire he took charge, and reorganised, and moved to the final objective. This N.C.O. showed coolness and initiative and set a fine example, and throughout the day displayed great heart and energy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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