Edmund Louis DREYER

Badge Number: 21092, Sub Branch: Orroroo

DREYER, Edmund Louis

Service Number: 6918
Enlisted: 17 July 1915, Keswick, SA
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 8th Field Ambulance
Born: Walloway, South Australia, Australia, 11 October 1895
Home Town: Orroroo, Orroroo/Carrieton, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer Peak Vale - South Australian Municpal Tramways
Died: Leukemia, Joslin, South Australia, Australia , 8 June 1989, aged 93 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
East Area, Rose Bed E31, Position 34
Memorials: Laura Peak Vale Roll of Honour, Orroroo District Roll of Honour WW1, Peak Vale Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

17 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, 6918, 8th Field Ambulance, Keswick, SA
10 Nov 1915: Involvement Driver, 6918, 8th Field Ambulance, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '22' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
10 Nov 1915: Embarked Driver, 6918, 8th Field Ambulance, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Driver, 6918

Mentioned in despatches

Advice has been received that Driver E. L. Dreyer (15th Field Ambulance, 5th Australian Division) has been mentioned in despatches for gallantry in the field during operations near Menin road. In September, 1917. A communication has been sent by the Divisional Commander heartily congratulating Driver Dreyer upon the

Observer Saturday 05 April 1919 page 39

Family History

Edmunds Parents were Charles Louis Frederick Dreyer born 1 Nov 1860 Kooringa, South Australia, Australia, he died 18 July 1933.Charles married Alice Emily Webb 3 Feb 1871. Alice Emily was born 1897 [not sure where] and died 11th March 1948. Edmund's parents are both buried at Orroroo Cemetery, South Australia.
Edmund married Florence Lavinia Minns on the 15 June 1921. Florence Lavinia Minns was born on the 29 Jan 1901 and died on the 30 May 2002.

Edmund and Florence had 3 Children, Gwendoline, Maxwell and Dawn.

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Charles Louis Frederick DREYER and Alice Emily nee WEBB