Alfred Robert EDLINGTON

EDLINGTON, Alfred Robert

Service Number: 6557A
Enlisted: 15 August 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Signaller
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Gambier, South Australia, 17 August 1897
Home Town: Mount Gambier, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Schooling: Wandilo Primary School, Mt Gambier High School, Adelaide High School
Occupation: School Teacher
Died: Died of wounds, France, 11 August 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide High School Honour Board, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mount Gambier War Memorial, South Australian Education Department Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6557A, Adelaide, South Australia
24 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 6557A, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Miltiades embarkation_ship_number: A28 public_note: ''
24 Jan 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 6557A, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Adelaide
9 Feb 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 28th Infantry Battalion
11 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Signaller, 6557A, 28th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days", --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 6557A awm_unit: 28 Battalion awm_rank: Signaller awm_died_date: 1918-08-11

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Biography contributed by Danni Reade

Alfred Edlington served 4 years in Cadets and 1 year in Citizens Forces.

Alfred trained at Army Signalling School at Dunstable, England.