John Richard EDMONDS

EDMONDS, John Richard

Service Numbers: 21741, Chaplain
Enlisted: 29 April 1918, Place of enlistment - Geelong, Victoria
Last Rank: Captain (Chaplain 4th Class AIF)
Last Unit: Australian Army Chaplains' Department
Born: Horsham, Victoria, 31 July 1882
Home Town: Geelong, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: The Geelong College
Occupation: Clergyman
Died: 25 April 1967, aged 84 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Cheltenham (New) Cemetery, Victoria
Memorials: The Geelong College WW1 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

29 Apr 1918: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 21741, Army Medical Corps (AIF), Place of enlistment - Geelong, Victoria
6 Aug 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 21741, Army Medical Corps (AIF), Embarked on SS Gaika from Adelaide on 6th August 1918, disembarking London, England on 18th October 1918.
9 Nov 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 21741, Army Medical Corps (AIF), Proceeded to France from Folkestone, England.
17 Nov 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF
3 Feb 1919: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station
20 Mar 1919: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain (Chaplain 4th Class AIF) , Australian Army Chaplains' Department, To be Chaplain (OPS) Class IV Continuous Service (Auth. Defence Cable W.Q. 735 of 12.2.19) Posted to Parkhouse Camp.
15 Nov 1919: Embarked AIF WW1, Captain (Chaplain 4th Class AIF) , SN Chaplain, Australian Army Chaplains' Department, Embarked for return to Australia on HMT Ypiringa from England on 15th November 1919, disembarking Melbourne on 4th January 1920.
27 Jan 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Captain (Chaplain 4th Class AIF) , SN Chaplain, Australian Army Chaplains' Department

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Biography contributed by Daryl Jones

EDMONDS, Rev John Richard (1882-1967)

John Richard Edmonds was born on the 31 July 1882 at Horsham, the son of John Richard Edmonds and Sarah Jane nee Eldridge. He was enrolled in February 1911 as a day student and his entry address was listed as 78 Mercer St, Geelong.

He enlisted in the Chaplain’s department, AIF, and embarked for England with the Australian Army Medical Corps (AAMC) Details on 6 August 1918 from Adelaide on SS Gaika. He was at the AAMC Training Depot at Park-house in October, then 2nd AGH, before he was promoted Chaplain-Captain at Tidworth. Returned to Australia on HMT Ypiringa, embarking on 15 November 1919. His appointment was terminated on 27 January 1920.

He died on 25 April 1967 and was interred at New Cheltenham Cemetery.

Source : The Geelong College - https://gnet.geelongcollege.vic.edu.au/wiki/EDMONDS-John-Richard-1883-1967.ashx?HL=edmonds

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