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Francis William EDWARDS

Regimental number108
Place of birthJunee, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDairy farmer
AddressBandon Grove, Dungog, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.7
Height5' 5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Edwards, Bandon Grove, Dungog, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 6th Light Horse Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 29 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death23
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot III, Row G, Grave No. 3), Anzac, Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary Ann EDWARDS. Native of Junee, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin: 6739 Lance Corporal Robert EDWARDS, 8th Bn, returned to Australia, 8 August 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, EDWARDS Francis William

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