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Regimental number201
Place of birthNorth Shields, Tynemouth, England
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o G Reed, First Street, Weston, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5.5"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinAlfred Edmunds, Rosebud Cottage, Bulli, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 9 months in the 6th Australian Light Horse Regiment; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 29 April 1919
Discharge date25 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915. Disembarked Alexandria, 26 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Proceeded to join Western Frontier Force, Egypt, 14 January 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 1 January 1916.

Appointed Temporary Corporal, 7 June 1916.

Wounded in action, Romani, 4 August 1916 (gun shot wound, back: mild), and reverted to Private on admission to hospital; admitted to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, 6 August 1916; transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 28 August 1916; discharged to British Red Cross Convalescent hospital, Montazah, 7 September 1916; rejoined unit, Kantara, 13 October 1916.

Appointed Corporal, 8 November 1916.

Detached to Imperial School of Instruction for NCOs, 24th Course, Zeitoun, 23 February 1917 (passed with grade of 84%).

Extra-regimentally employed on railway construction, 27 August 1917; rejoined unit, 9 October 1917.

To Rest Camp, Port Said, 12 October 1917; rejoined unit, 22 October 1917.

Appointed Lance Sergeant, 4 November 1917; Sergeant, 6 November 1917.

Detached to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Maoscar, 20 May 1918; to Reinforcements Camp, 2 June 1918; rejoined Training Regiment, 22 June 1918.

Joined 1st Light Horse Regiment, Sula, 4 August 1918.

Admitted to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 20 October 1918 (malaria); transferred to Convalescent Depot, Boulac, 29 October 1918; discharged on 14 days' leave, 6 November 1918. Marched in to 1st Brigade Depot, Moascar, 16 November 1918.

Embarked on board HT 'Bermudian' for 75 days' United Kingdom leave, 21 November 1918. Disembarked Port Said from UK leave, 16 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Port Said on board HT 'Dorset', 29 April 1919; disembarked Sydney, 11 June 1919; discharged, Sydney (medically unfit), 25 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName recorded incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as EDMONDS.

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