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Edmund Strathmore PLAYFAIR

ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShipping providor
AddressKioto, Botany Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, E Playfair, Kioto, Botany Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service14th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date20 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Artillery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

'Continued devotion to duty and marked ability in handling many tactical situations in the absence of the Brigade Commander from Headquarters' (Pozi?eres).
Recommendation date: Unspecified

Mention in Despatches

'Good service and marked ability as Adjutant of 5 Field Artillery Brigade.'
Recommendation date: 27 September 1916

Mention in Despatches

'Carried out duties of Artillery Group Adjutant with exceptional ability from May 1916 to January 1917. In the absence of the Group Commander his sound judgement often proved of great value.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 4 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918

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