Lear EDWARDS

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EDWARDS, Lear

Service Number: 4765
Enlisted: 3 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kingston, South Australia, 24 September 1891
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Eudunda Public School & Hogg's Commercial School
Occupation: Plasterer (fiberous ceiling maker)
Died: Killed in Action, Flers, France, 13 January 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers
Memorials: MannumM*, National War Memorial (South Australia)
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World War 1 Service

3 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4765, 10th Infantry Battalion
9 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4765, 10th Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolia, Adelaide
13 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4765, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"KILLED IN ACTION.

EDWARDS.— Killed in action in France on January 13, Private Lear, dearly beloved 4th son of William John and Alice Edwards, of Public School, Mannnm. Aged 23. 

Fighting for King and Country,

He like a hero fell,

His King and Country called him,

The call was not in vain;  

On Britain's roll of honor,

You'll find our dear Lear's name.  

Inserted by his loving brother, Percy." - from the Kadina and Wallaroo Times 10 Mar 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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