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John Ernest EDWARDS

Regimental number4168
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
OccupationNewspaper proprietor
AddressWindemere, Hyde Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, L M Edwards, Hyde Street, Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll

Military Medal

'On 3rd and 4th September, 1916, near MOUAUET FARM, when his part of the trench was under heavy shell fire, this N.C.O. did excellent work in keeping the men steady. He further encouraged them to keep digging during the shell fire and by doing so undoubtedly prevented many casualties. on one occasion though slightly wounded himself and badly shaken he set to work with great energy and dug out some men who were buried by shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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