Edmund James (Jim) FURNEYVALL

FURNEYVALL, Edmund James

Service Number: 437
Enlisted: 12 July 1915, Brisbane
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: Mackay, Queensland, Australia, 17 October 1891
Home Town: Walkerston, Mackay, Queensland
Schooling: State School Cairns, Queensland & Lismore Public School. New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Bronchial Pneumonia, France, 23 November 1918, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot V, Row D, Grave 46 , Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Abbeville, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mackay Cenotaph, Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Roll, McLeans Ridges Public School and District Roll of Honor, Walkerston Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

12 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 437, 31st Infantry Battalion, Brisbane
9 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 437, 31st Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Wandilla embarkation_ship_number: A62 public_note: Surname incorrectly spelt at Furneywall on original record
9 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 437, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
28 Jan 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Driver, 31st Infantry Battalion
23 Nov 1918: Involvement Driver, 437, 31st Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 437 awm_unit: 31st Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Driver awm_died_date: 1918-11-23

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Edmund James FURNEYVALL was born on 17th October, 1891 in Mackay, Queensland

His parents were Charles FURNEYVALL & Annie HARDY

Headstone inscription reads: In memory of the dearly loved brother of Maud Pascoe of Mackay

FURNEYVALL. — In loving memory of my dear brother, Driver E. J. (Jim) Furneyvall, who died of broncho-pneumonia at Abbeville Hospital, France, on November 23, 1918. They laid my brother down to rest In the flag, with a Southern Cross. And I mourn for him as one of the best. For his death was mine and Australia's loss. (Inserted by his loving sister, Mrs. W. Pascoe, Walkerston.)