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Charles Robert EDSON

Regimental number6653
Place of birthYork, South Australia
SchoolAdelaide High School, Adelaide, South Australia
OccupationCustom's officer
AddressDenning Street, Hawthorn, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Edson, Denning Street, Hawthorn, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date11 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameLight Horse Brigade Train 4, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/102/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 17 August 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialDozinghem Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row I, Grave No. 21), Westvleteren, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Cheltenham Cemetery, South Australia. Parents: Anthony and Emmeline Mary EDSON, Denning Street, Hawthorn, South Australia
Other details

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

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