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George William EDWARDS

Regimental number20731
Date of birth2 February 1887
Place of birthSwansea, Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer and surveyor
Address'Moira', South Pine Road, Enoggera, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Edwards, 'Moira', South Pine Road, Enoggera, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed 4 years in the Royal Garrison Artillery, Staffordshire.
Enlistment date23 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 December 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentBSM (WO Class I)
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade 1 - 8 Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Field Artillery Brigade

2nd Lieutenant

Promotion date: 10 November 1916


Promotion date: 16 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Discharge date14 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded overseas to France from England, 30 November 1916. Transferred to 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, 30 July 1918. Invalided sick to England (sciatica), 7 September 1918; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, 8 September 1918; discharged to No. 1 Command Depot, 6 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Ceramic', 4 February 1919; transhipped at Suez to 'Ascanius', 21 February 1919; disembarked in Melbourne, 26 March 1919; discharged, 14 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 May 1955
Age at death68

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