Badge Number: S9816 / Clip 4950, Sub Branch: N/L
S9816 / Clip 4950


Service Number: 2188
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 55th Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: lobourer
Memorials: Goolwa War Memorial, Woodside District of Onkaparinga Honour Board, Woodside R.S.S. & A.I.L.A. Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

16 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, 2188, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '1' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Anchises embarkation_ship_number: A68 public_note: ''
16 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, 2188, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Gunner, 2188, 55th Infantry Battalion

Edwin Hutchens

Name: Edwin Hutchens
Service Number: 2188
Place of Birth: Woodside
Date of Birth: 11 January 1894
Place of Enlistment: Adelaide
Date of Enlistment: 30 October 1915
Age at Enlistment: 21 years
Next of Kin: Mother, Mrs. Jessie Hutchens
Occupation: Labourer
Religion: Methodist
Rank: Private
Edwin left Adelaide on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 16 March 1916 and was sent to France with the 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement on 21 July. He served as a Gunner at Tel-el Kebir, Egypt in 1916 and in France for the remainder of the war. Edwin was treated for laryngitis and influenza in September 1916. He was admitted to the Military Hospital Dover, England with influenza on 8 February 1918, discharged on 16 February and rejoined his unit on 17 March. In 1919 prior to returning to Australia, Edwin was treated at the 3rd Auxiliary Hospital in England from 3 to 21 February with another bout of influenza. He returned to Australia on the Armagh from Devonport, England on 5 April, disembarked on 16 May and was discharged on 30 June.

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