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Benjamin Noel EDWARDS

Regimental number909
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolSt Andrews College, Bendigo, Victoria
Other trainingEngineering, Bendgio, Victoris
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil engineer
AddressPall Mall, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, J B Edwards, Pall Mall, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name7th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollINF7
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Recognised sniper and continued as such even after obtaining his Commission." Details from Father
FateKilled in Action 08-9 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death21
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 4), Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Harriett Blanche EDWARDS, Bendigo, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: Major G.N. Crocker, MC, Engineers. Constructed the first bridge over the Sney Canal Cousin: Lieut F.S. Croker, MC, Engineers. Cousin: Cpl A.H. Smith, No. 5669, 20th Battalion. Killed in Action.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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