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Edgar Ashton PAYNE

Regimental number2748
Place of birthDubbo, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
Address29 Denham Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 8"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M E Payne, 29 Denham Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 27), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Hannah PAYNE; husband of M.E. PAYNE, "Dulce Domum", Chilton Road, Guildford, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Found guilty, 14 January 1916, of on 12 January 1916, (1) being absent without leave, (2) drunkenness: awarded 3 days' confined to camp.

Found guilty, 1 February 1916, of being absent from 0645 hours until 2130 hours, 31 January 1916: awarded 3 days' confined to camp and forfeits 1 day's pay by Royal Warrant.

Allotted to, and proceeded to 55th Bn from 5th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; taken on strength of 55th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Found guilty, 20 March 1916, of overstaying pass from Tattoo, 17 March 1916, until Tattoo, 19 March 1916: awarded 3 days' confined to camp and forfeited 3 days' pay.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Buried at Eaton Hall Cemetery by Reverend F.G. Ward, no date stated.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PAYNE Edgar Ashton

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