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Robert Richard EDGE

Regimental number6318
Place of birthWolverhampton England
SchoolBourne College, Birmingham, England
Age on arrival in Australia39
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWagin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinSister, Mrs Nellie Mason, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, England
Enlistment date19 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateDied of disease 4 April 1918
Place of death or woundingForant Military Hospital, Forant, Wiltshire, England
Age at death46
Age at death from cemetery records45
Place of burialFovant (St George) Churchyard (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 5), Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
110
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Rachel EDGE. Native of Wednesfield, Staffs, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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