Alfred Robert EDLINGTON

Regimental number6557A
Place of birthMount Gambier, South Australia
SchoolMount Gambier School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressMount Gambier, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Edlington, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed 3 years in the Cadets and 1 year in the Cit
Enlistment date11 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBuried at Lamatte-en-Sanleria, France. Worked as an Assistant Teacher in Mount Gambier before the war.
FateDied of wounds 11 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot X, Row B, Grave No. 3), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Mary EDLINGTON, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal