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Alfred George EDWARDS

Regimental number1088
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationEngineer
Address32 Union Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs A G Edwards, 32 Union Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name3rd Battalion F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).
Recommendation date: ANZAC to 25 September 1915

FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1916
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and during September, 1915, during the operations round Anzac. Sgt Edwards was scarcely ever off a bombing post, and invariably displayed the greatest bravery and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44
Date: 6 April 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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