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Edwin Henry BEWLEY

Regimental number11563
Place of birthWest Maitland, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBread carter
AddressMacquarie Street, Liverpool, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, H E Bewley, Macquarie Street, Liverpool, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets and in the 14th Infantry Bn, Citizen Military Forces (still serving at time of AIF enlistment).
Enlistment date17 October 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 2, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Motor Transport Section
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Discharge date30 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, Zeitoun, 14 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.

Found guilty, 14 April 1916, of being absent from parade without permission: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks.

Transferred to 2nd Australian Ammunition Sub Park, 18 September 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 25 November 1916 (influenza); discharged to duty, 27 November 1916.

Appointed Batman, 20 December 1916.

Granted leave to United Kingdom, 17-27 June 1917.

Transferred to 4th Divisional Supply Column, 22 September 1917.

Taken on strength, 4th Division Motor Transport Company, 12 March 1918. Appointed Driver, 17 April 1918.

On leave to Paris (in lieu of UK leave), 22 August 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 6 September 1918.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 8 January 1919 (influenza); discharged to duty, 15 January 1919.

On leave to Roules, 23 March 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 3 April 1919.

Marched out to United Kingdom for demobilisation, 29 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Miltiades', 20 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 8 August 1919; discharged, Sydney, 30 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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