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Edgar Sydney EMERY

Regimental number13
Place of birthMagill, South Australia
SchoolMagill Private and Public Schools. south Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationGardener
AddressNew Road, Magill, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Elizabeth Emery, New Road, Magill, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets, 79th Battalion (1 year); transferred to F Company, 79th Infantry; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 71), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
120
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ealter Sidney and Mary Elizabeth EMERY, New Road, Magill, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, ex-HMAT 'Geelong', 18 December 1915.

Appointed Lance Sergeant, Ferry Post, 26 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Buried at Eaton Hall Cemetery by Reverend J. Green, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, EMERY Edgar Sydney

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