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Alphonsus Joseph EDWARDS

Regimental number5532
Date of birth19 July 1893
Place of birthWest Maitland, New South Wales
SchoolMarist Brothers School, Maitland, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMotor driver
AddressCook's Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 3.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Edwards, Portland Street, West Maitland, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 May 1916
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameTunnelling Companies, October 1916, Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: J. and Anne EDWARDS
Discharge date23 April 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Katoomba', 8 August 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 25 September 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 23 April 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death17 September 1933
Age at death40
Place of burialTelarah Cemetery, Maitland, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, EDWARDS Alphonsus Joseph

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