Edmond Butterworth DANAHER

DANAHER, Edmond Butterworth

Service Number: 477
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Essendon, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 September 1895
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Boundary Road State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Tinsmith
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 25 April 1915, aged 19 years
Cemetery: No.2 Outpost Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
Sp Mem 20, No 2 Outpost Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kensington ANA Flemington Branch No69 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 477, 7th Infantry Battalion, Essendon, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 477, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Hororata embarkation_ship_number: A20 public_note: ''
19 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 477, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 477, 7th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli

Edmund Butterworth Danaher

Private Danaher is my great Uncle. He was killed at Galipoli on 25 April, 1915 aged 19. He was part of the second wave of landings.

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

477 Private Edmund Butterworth Danaher was a son of Mr. D. Danaher, of 30 Shields street, Flemington. He belonged to the 58th Essendon Rifles, under Lieutenant Colonel Elliott, and was one of the first to enlist. He was educated at the Boundary road State School, and was a member of the A.N.A., Flemington branch. He was in the employ of Messrs. Armstrong and Allen, tinsmiths, Rankin road, Kensington.  He was only 20 years of age. He was a fine athlete, having been a good swimmer, amateur boxer and footballer.

Extract from a letter written by Colonel H.E. Elliott, CO of the 7th Battalion to a friend in Essendon dated February 1916,

“With regard to those you ask particulars of, viz., Private E. Danaher, Private Danaher was in one of the three leading boats on the day of the landing. He was not one of the oars men, and was consequently facing the enemy. He received a machine gun bullet in the face, just above the mouth. The bullet passed out of the back of his head, and he fell forward, dead without making a sound.”