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Edgar George RICE

Regimental number439
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address353 Montague Street, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Rice, 25 O'Grady Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Enlistment date12 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A16 Star of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 12 November 1917
Discharge date25 July 1918
Other details

War service: embarked from Alexandria for Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Admitted to hospital, Gallipoli, 14 July 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred to Mudros, 14 July 1915; returned to duty, 29 July 1915.

Wounded in action, 7 August 1915 (gun shot wound, left thigh); transferred to HS 'Delta', 7 August 1915; transferred to Alexandria, 11 August 1915; admitted to No. 2 General Hospital, Cairo, 12 August 1915; transferred to Mena Convalescent Depot, 23 August 1915. Admitted to New Zealand and Australian Convalescent Camp, 8 October 1915. Taken on strength, Composite Regiment, 20 November 1915.

Admitted to hospital, Serapeum, 21 July 1916 (intestinal colic); transferred to 54th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 July 1916.

Admitted to hospital, Belah (gastritis), 5 April 1917; discharged to duty, 8 April 1917. Admitted to hospital, Marakeb, 22 May 1917 (bilharziosis); transferred to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, El Arish, 23 May 1917; transferred to 14th General Hospital, Abbassia, 27 May 1917; taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, 24 June 1917. Admitted to hospital, 6 July 1917 (renal colic); transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 9 July 1917; discharged to duty, 23 July 1917.

Admitted to hospital, 17 August 1917 (kidney stone); transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 25 August 1917; transferred to Port Said Rest Camp, 31 October 1917.

Marched out to commence return to Australia, 11 November 1917; commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Wiltshire', 12 November 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 17 December 1917; discharged, 25 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 May 1945
Place of burialBurwood Cemetery

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