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Edward John BOUNDS

Regimental number1797
Date of birth3 September 1892
Place of birthDundee, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCarter
Address97 Bull Street, Cooks Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Bounds, 97 Bull Street, Cooks Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 April 1916
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3-5 April 1918
Age at death26
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 6), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
123
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 4 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 October 1916, and marched in to 9th Training Bn.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 December 1916; taken on strength, 34th Bn, in the field, 18 January 1917.

Reallotted Regimental Number 1797A.

Wounded in action, Messines, Belgium, 7 June 1917 (gassed), and admitted to 9th Field Ambulance and transferred same day to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to 47th General Hospital, Le Treport, 8 June 1917 (suffocation: poison gas); to 3rd Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 31 July 1917.

Found guilty, Havre, 7 August 1917, of (1) being in town without a pass; (2) being out of bounds: awarded 6 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 10 days' pay.

Rejoined Bn, in the field, 21 August 1917.

Killed in action, 3-5 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOUNDS Edward John

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