Edward Leonard Malcolm FACER MM

FACER, Edward Leonard Malcolm

Service Number: 370
Enlisted: 24 March 1916, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 21st Machine Gun Company
Born: Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia, 21 January 1888
Home Town: Cunnamulla, Paroo, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Shearer
Died: Gloucester House Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 19 August 1950, aged 62 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Armidale General Cemetery
Presbyterian Section
Memorials: Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 370, 1st Machine Gun Company, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
19 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, 370, 1st Machine Gun Company
19 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, 370, 1st Machine Gun Company, HMAT Commonwealth, Melbourne
15 Jan 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 21st Machine Gun Company , Promoted on transfer
15 Jan 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Corporal, 21st Machine Gun Company , From 1st Machine Gun Company
1 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 21st Machine Gun Company
15 Apr 1917: Imprisoned Taken Prisoner of War in Germany. Captured at Lagnicourt. Later escaped and returned to England arriving on the 18 October 1918
19 Dec 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, 370, 21st Machine Gun Company , Discharged at the 2nd Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Malcolm Facer and Emily Mary Facer of MacPherson Street, Kogarah, NSW. Brother of Elsie L. Facer

During 1929 Edward married Hannah F. Plant at Leeton, NSW

Commenced return to Australia on 19 September 1919 aboard Raranga disembarking on 29 October 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal