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Allan Parish EDWARDS

Regimental number4343
Place of birthMacleay River New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShearer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, A. Edwards, New Entrance, Macleay River, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. (East of Ypres)'
Recommendation date: 7 October 1917

Military Medal (Awarded)


'Conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty as guide, contributing greatly to success of operation. (East of Ypres 5 October 1917)'
Recommendation date: 11 October 1917

FateKilled in Action 18 June 1918
Place of burialLa Kreule Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 4), Hazebrouck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
32
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during operations East of YPRES from 29th September to 5th October, 1917. Pte. EDWARDS, although acting as Brigade Battle Dump Storeman, volunteered for, led and guided different carrying parties continuously for seven days over the morass between Brigade Dump at WESTHOEK RIDGE and Brigade Battle Dump immediately behind the front line through heavy enemy barrage fire. His zeal and untiring efforts were in great part responsible for the keeping full of the Brigade Battle Dump which contributed to the success of the operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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