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Edmund John EDWARDS

Regimental number3056
Place of birthBedford, England
SchoolBedford School, England
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTram conductor
Address8 Hopwell Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Edwards, 8 Hopwell Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Imperial Navy
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 September 1918
Place of death or woundingHesbecourt, France
Age at death32
Place of burialHabecourt British Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs Louisa Kate EDWARDS; husband of Elizabeth S. EDWARDS, 29 Greens Road, Paddington, New South Wales. Native of Bedord, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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