Edwin Lewis Sylvanus GARTH

GARTH, Edwin Lewis Sylvanus

Service Numbers: 697, VX59856
Enlisted: 25 December 1914, Also had Service No. 616
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/13th Australian General Hospital
Born: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 21 November 1893
Home Town: Richmond (V), Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Labourer, Public Servant & Mental Health Nurse
Died: Illness, Heidleberg, Victoria, 27 June 1959, aged 65 years
Cemetery: Fawkner Memorial Park Cemetery, Victoria
Memorials: Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

25 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 697, 8th Light Horse Regiment, Also had Service No. 616
12 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 697, 8th Light Horse Regiment
12 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 697, 8th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Armadale, Melbourne

World War 2 Service

28 Jul 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), SN VX59856, Royal Park, Victoria
29 Apr 1946: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, SN VX59856, 2nd/13th Australian General Hospital
Date unknown: Involvement SN VX59856

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Edwin Louis / Lewis GARTH was born in Richmond, Victoria in 1893

His parents were Edward Sylvanus GARTH & Annie Amelia AVIS

He married Lydia Catherine HARWOOD in Victoria in 1921

He enlisted on 25th December, 1914 and embarked with the 8th Light Horse Regiment , 2nd reinforcements on 12th February, 1915 from Melbourne on the HMAT Armadale - he returned injured to Australia on 13th October 1915 and was discharged on 18th October, 1916

He re-enlisted on 28th July, 1941 to serve in the Army during WW2 and was discharged on 29th April, 1946

He was taken Prisoner of War (date unknown) at Changi and later returned to Australia and was discharged on 29th April,1946 - his last Rank was Lance Corporal with the 13th Australian General Hospital where he served as a nurse

Edwin died in Heidleberg, Victoria on 27th June 1959 & was cremated at Fawkner Crematorium


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