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Alphonza Eogen EDMAN

Regimental number2047
Place of birthHelsingfors, Finland
Other NamesAlfonse Eugen
ReligionLutheran
OccupationSailor
AddressHelsingfors, Finland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 9.25"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs O Edman, Helsingfors, Finland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 28 December 1916
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialGuards' Cemetery (Plot X, Row A, Grave No. 6), Lesboeufs, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
85
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frans August and Olivia Karolina EDMAN, Helsingfors, Jornas, Snickeri, Finland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, A Company, 18th Bn, Gallipoli, 29 September 1915. Admitted to Clearing Hospital, 8 October 1915; discharged from hospital, 10 October 1915 (no details recorded). Disembarked Alexandria, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 March 1916.

Took part in a raid on enemy's trenches, night 26/27 June 1916.

Wounded in action, France, 27 July 1916; transferred from 2nd Australian Field Ambulance to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 27 July 1916 (multiple gun shot wounds); to 20th General Hospital, Camiers, 28 July 1916 (gun shot wound, left leg, head and right arm: slight); to England, 7 August 1916. (No details of treatment recorded.) Proceeded overseas to France, 7 October 1916; transferred to 13th Bn, 22 October 1916.

Found guilty, 7 November 1916, of being absent without leave from 6.45 pm, 4 October, to 9 am, 5 November 1916: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No. 2.

Transferred to 18th Bn, 24 November 1916.

Killed in action, 28 December 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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