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Edwin EDMONDSON

Place of birthYork, Western Australia
SchoolBeaconsfield State School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationManual Training instructor
Address25 Addis Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs Marjory Grace Edmondson, c/o Mrs Siggs, 67 Government Road, Leederville, Western Australia
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name28th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He held a first class certificate for a Manual Training Instructor. There being only two other men in the State at that time that had so far advanced. At the age of 22 years he was put in charge of the Manual Training Centre at Boulder from where he enlisted in 1915." Details from Wife.
FateKilled in Action 2 September 1918
Place of death or woundingMont St Quentin, France
Age at death28
Place of burialHem Farm Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row K, Grave No. 1), Hem-Monacu, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
112
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Louisa Jolin EDMONDSON; husband of M.G. EDMONDSON, 50 Shaftesbury Street, Leederville, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother in law: 299 Lance Corporal Roland Alfred SIGGS, 6th Field Company Engineers, died of wounds, 29 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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