PUTNEY, Edward

Service Number: 2861
Enlisted: 25 June 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Field Bakery and Butchery
Born: Coolah, New South Wales, Australia, 27 August 1888
Home Town: Coolah, Warrumbungle Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Coolah Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Baker
Died: Pneumonia, France, 19 March 1917, aged 28 years
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
O. VII.J. 2
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Coolah Memorial School of Arts HR1
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World War 1 Service

25 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2861, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Liverpool, New South Wales
30 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2861, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '7' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Argyllshire embarkation_ship_number: A8 public_note: ''
30 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2861, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
19 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2861, 1st Field Bakery and Butchery, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 2861 awm_unit: 1st Australian Field Bakery awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1917-03-19

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

Edward was a private in the Australian Army Serice Corps, with Service No. 2861 and was CofE. At the time of his death at the 1st Australian General Hospital at Rouen he was unmarried and had been attached to the 1st Field Bakery, aged 28. 

Edward was one of ten children, 7 brothers and 3 sisters and was the son of Michael Talbot PUTNEY (Baker and Cordial Maker) and Clara Eliza PUTNEY (nee Holland) of Coolah, NSW.

Edward's brother, 2/Lieut. Frederick William PUTNEY (/explore/people/277387) of the 36th Battalion, 4th reinforcements A.I.F. was also a casualty of WW1. He was killed in action on 12 Oct 1917, aged 37. He left a wife, Alice PUTNEY (nee Sweeney) and a son Keith Talbot PUTNEY.

Edward is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, (grave ref: O. VII. J. 2) - His brother Frederick is buried at Tyne Cot Cemetery, (Plot XVI, Row H, Grave 9)