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Francis Richard EDLESTON

Regimental number436
Place of birthWilpshire, Blackburn, England
Age on arrival in Australia33
AddressKuring-gai via Hornsby, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinBrother, George Edleston, Kuring-gai via Hornsby, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 January 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He had been three times wounded previously. Being single he volunteered for dangerous work." Details from Brother.
FateKilled in Action 20 June 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death40
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialAubigny British Cemetery (Row D, Grave 15) Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth EDLESTON. Native of Wilpshire, Blackburn, England
Family/military connectionsBrother: In the Engineers.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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