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Charles Edward EDSON

Regimental number1851
Date of birth22 August 1888
Place of birthLyndoch, South Australia
SchoolBlack Hill Primary School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressParinga, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Staggal Edson, Blanchetown, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919
Discharge date9 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1852 Driver Thomas Anthony EDSON, 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, returned to Australia, 22 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Transferred to 13th Field Artillery Brigade, 16 April 1916; transferred to 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, Moascar.

Proceeded from Alexanadria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 30 June 1916.

Detached to 8th Infantry Brigade, 6 December 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 13 January 1919.

Marched out for return to Australia, 9 April 1919; commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Durham', 22 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 16 July 1919; discharged, 9 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death--/12/1968
Age at death80
Place of burialMildura Cemetery, Victoria

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