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Edward Oswald THEW

Regimental number1440
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
AddressBrookvale PO, Brookvale, Manly, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 11.5"
Weight166 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edward Thew, Brookvale PO, Brookvale, Manly, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 17th Bn, Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date23 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 26 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Final unit incorrectly entered on Nominal Roll as 29th Bn.
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date1 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Castalia', 13 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 1 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 October 1973
SourcesNAA: B2455, THEW Edward Oswald

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