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Thomas William EDWARDS

Regimental number2187
Place of birthLithgow, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationIronmoulder
Addressc/o Mrs Handcock, Boas Street, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Trace Mary Chesson, Marshall Street, Cue, Western Australia
Enlistment date7 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWon distinction as a boxer with his Regiment in Egypt.
FateKilled in Action 27 September 1918
Place of death or woundingSavas, N.E. side of Jordon River
Age at death25.9
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem Memorial, Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
7
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Tace Mary CHESSON (formerly EDWARDS), and the late Daniel EDWARDS, Marshall Street, Cue, Western Australia. Native of Lithgow, New South Wales

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