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Cecil Francis EDWARDS

Regimental number267
Place of birthDubbo New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
Address269 Glebe Road, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinSister, Miss M Edwards, 269 Glebe Road, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Ammunition Column
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded 17 February 1917)

Recommendation date: 4 February 1917

FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'This man most gallantly remained at his post under very heavy shell fire at Artillery Forward Exchange at YORK TRENCH on the 20th December, 1916, and maintained communication between Divisional Artillery Headquarters and Groups, despite the fact that a linesman was killed beside him, and he himself was several times blown across the floor by force of explosions which wrecked the dug out. He remained at his post until shelling ceased.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

The Bronze Medal for Military Valour (Italy)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 July 1948

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