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Edward Arthur BOTTRILL

Regimental number786
Place of birthCobar, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.3
Height5' 4"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Henry Bottrill, Wentworth, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 January 1915
Place of enlistmentWentworth, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date15 August 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Persic', 21 December 1917; disembarked, Melbourne, 12 February 1918, for onward travel Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, left arm), 15 August 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 April 1976
Age at death82
Place of burialBarmera Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOTTRILL Edward Arthur

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