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Edwin Ernest REMNANT

Regimental number2101
Date of birth12 April 1894
Place of birthBroken Hill, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine cleaner
Address117 Halifax Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinWife, Mrs Doreen Gladys Remnant, 43 East Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date18 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date4 May 1919
Other details

War service: embarked from Australia, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 11 March 1916. Embarked from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 June 1916.

Admitted to 32nd Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, France, 21 July 1916 (shell shock); proceeded to rejoin unit, 31 August 1916; rejoined Bn, 5 September 1916.

Treated at 6th Field Ambulance, 22 December 1916 (debility); transferred to 3rd Army Summer Rest Camp, 24 June 1917; rejoined unit, 8 July 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 30 September 1917; transferred to England, 3 October 1917. Granted furlough, 17-31 December 1917. Found guilty of being absent without leave, 31 December 1917-1 January 1918: admonished and awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay. Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital (old gun shot wound, right leg), 31 January 1918; discharged from hospital, 4 February 1918. Proceeded overseas to France, 20 March 1918; rejoined unit, 28 April 1918.

Admitted to hospital sick, 17 August 1918 (haemorrhage, lung), 19 August 1918; transferred to England, 21 August 1918; discharged to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 23 October 1918. Admitted to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 4 November 1918 (tubercle of lung); marched in to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 5 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Kanowna', 5 January 1919; disembarked in Australia, 5 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 4 May 1919.

Total war service: 3 years 199 days (of which 3 years 27 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death13 April 1951
Age at death57
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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