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James Leonard EDWARDS

Regimental number3286
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolBrisbane State School, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSaw mill hand
AddressC/o Ms M Sorenson, Kelvin Road, Newmarket, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, L G Edwards, Bundaberg, Queensland
Enlistment date31 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularPlayed Cricket, Football and Boxing
FateDied of disease 14 December 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialLe Chateau Communal Cemetery (Row 1, Grave No. 61), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Leonard Godfrey EDWARDS, Lonesvale, Linville, Queensland
Family/military connectionsCousin: Earnest Whitning, killed in action.

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