William Robert (Bob) EDWARDS

Badge Number: 25150 / S5150, Sub Branch: Maybe Keswick
25150 / S5150

EDWARDS, William Robert

Service Numbers: SN 3532, 3532
Enlisted: 8 September 1915, Place of enlistment Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Heathcote, Victoria, Australia, 4 September 1889
Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 27 August 1948, aged 58 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Dudley Park Cemetery

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World War 1 Service

8 Sep 1915: Enlisted Australian Army (post WW2), Private, SN 3532, Place of enlistment Melbourne, Victoria
11 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3532, 5th Infantry Battalion
11 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3532, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
25 Jul 1916: Wounded Private, Wounded in action, 25 July 1916 (gun shot wound, abdomen), and admitted to Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 13th General Hospital, Wimereux, 26 July 1916 (wound: severe); to England, 29 July 1916, and admitted to St Luke's War Hospital, Halifax; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 October 1916.
15 Aug 1918: Discharged Australian Army (post WW2), Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Gaika', 12 May 1918, for discharge (defective vision); disembarked Melbourne, 5 July 1918; discharged (medically unfit (defective vision), Melbourne, 15 August 1918.
11 Nov 1918: Involvement SN 3532

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