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Alfred Lawrence EDWARDS

Regimental number1961
Place of birthNorth Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolUnley Public School, South Australia
Other trainingMethodist Ministry
ReligionMethodist
OccupationStudent
Address206 Young Street, North Unley, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Evelina Edwards, 206 Young Street, North Unley, South Australia
Enlistment date8 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 10 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Not listed in vol. "Military Medals to Australia".
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

'On 23rd April the 53rd Battery position at Morchies was subjected to very heavy shelling and a large ammunition dump caught fire. It was burning fiercely when Corporal Edwards at a great personal risk, assisted in extinguishing the flames and helped to save a considerable amount of ammunition. Thus winning the Military Medal.' Details from Mother.

FateReturned to Australia 4 September 1917
Place of death or woundingFlanders
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialBirr Cross Roads Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 11), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
18
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur Henry and Evelyn EDWARDS, 206 Young Street, North Unley, South Australia
Medals

Military Medal

'On 23rd April the 53rd Battery position at MORCHIES was subjected to very heavy shelling, and a large ammunition dump caught fire. it was burning fiercely when Bombardier EDWARDS, at great personal risk, assisted in extinguishing the flames, and helped to save a considerable amount of ammunition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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