Edward Leslie PEART


PEART, Edward Leslie

Service Number: 212
Enlisted: 13 February 1915, Enlisted at Dunolly, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Pioneer Battalion
Born: Betley, Victoria, Australia, 1891
Home Town: Betley, Central Goldfields, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Orchardist
Died: Killed in Action, Pozieres, France, 1 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dunolly Great War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

13 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 212, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Dunolly, Victoria
10 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 212, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
10 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 212, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
11 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, Transferred from the 23rd Battalion to the 2nd Pioneer Battalion at the Canal Zone
1 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 212, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Edward Douglas Peart and Mary Alice Peart of Betley, Vic.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal