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Melbourne Edmond Eldred EAGER

Regimental number27585
Place of birthHelenborough, South Australia
SchoolHelenborough Public School, South Australia
AddressPetersburg, South Africa
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, E A Eager, Main Street, Petersburg, South Africa
Previous military service79th Infantry
Enlistment date30 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 20
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 11 October 1917
Age at death20
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XX, Row J), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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