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Edgar Claude Rhodes WOLRIGE

Regimental number2917
ReligionChurch of England
Address116 Raglan Street, Mosman, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, H E R Wolrige, Como Ben Eden Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919

Military Medal

'At the attack on DOIGNES on 2nd April, 1917, this signaller, in conjunction with Signaller BUCKERIDGE, established communication from Battalion Hadquarters to the attacking companies at DOIGNES, and maintained same throughout the fight, under heavy artillery barrage and machine gun fire. His energies were unceasing in keeping communication established under most trying circumstances. This signaller has rendered very good service since the Battalion has been on the SOMME, and has always set a good example to his comrades by his gallantry.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

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