Regimental number769
True NameEDWARDS, Owen William
ReligionChurch of England
AddressChevvy Chase, Mitchell, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Amelia Edwards, Chevvy Chase, Mitchell, Queensland
Enlistment date14 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A53 Itria on 9 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 28 December 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 347 Pte Arthur Guy EDWARDS, 9th Bn, died of wounds, 8 May 1917; 5392 Pte John Max EDWARDS, 15th Bn, killed in action, 8 August 1916; 5963 Pte Thomas EDWARDS, Australian Corps School, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Cherry Chase.
Date of death6 September 1971