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Thomas Abednego EDWARDS

Regimental number4190
Place of birthGlenrowan, Victoria
AddressDarnum, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Mr G T Edwards, Darnum, Victoria
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Chuignes on 2 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 15 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty whilst engaged as Stretcher Bearer on the morning of 23rd August, 1918, during the construction of a strong point near ST. MARTINS WOOD (Map reference, Sheet 62D, R.29.b.4.3.). The strong point was subjected to heavy shell and machine gun fire, causing many casualties and L/Corporal EDWARDS repeatedly rescued the wounded under heavy fire and showed great courage throughout. He was undoubtedly instrumental in saving the lives of some of his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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